Many people who visit a church for the first time do so with some hesitation, but we regard you as our guest and will do our very best to make you feel comfortable and welcomed. We will greet you, answer any questions you may have, and offer any needed directions.
We provide much information about us here on the website, but the best way to get to know us is to talk with us, so we encourage you to strike up conversations with our members, ask about our experience of our church, and generally make yourself at home!
Worship Services, Church School and Child Care
Our worship services are held at 9:30 every Sunday morning and usually last about an hour and 15 minutes. You will notice that we enjoy being together and joining together in all the parts of our worship. We have lively music drawn from a wide range of spiritual traditions, expressed both in our congregational singing and by our twenty-plus voice choir. We have a time of shared communal prayer. On most Sundays we have a special Children’s Time, usually led by our Senior Pastor, but sometimes by others. After the Children’s Time, our Church School children go to be with their teachers and begin the Christian educational part of their morning.
In our nursery we offer well-staffed childcare for infants through pre-K. Our experienced, caring staff will make sure your younger child has a great morning. But you are also welcome to have your baby (or older children) with you in the worship service.
For more information on our Church School, Youth programs, a and child care please see Education
We share the sacrament of communion on the first Sunday of each month. We practice what is called Open Communion. Everyone present is invited to take communion, members, guests, believers, non-believers, searchers. We believe Christ welcomes all God’s children to his table, so, in his name, we invite everyone.
What to Wear?
Some of us wear our “Sunday best” to church, but others dress casually. But we believe God cares about our hearts, not our clothes. So we encourage you to dress in whatever way seems best to you.
Hot Coffee and Warm Hospitality (After-worship Fellowship)
We hope you will join us after the worship service for coffee and refreshments in Fellowship Hall, the large social fellowship space that, to us, often feels like the heart of our church. We have a Welcome Table available with people there to greet you, give you a Welcome and Information Packet, and introduce you to folks, so you can have an informal opportunity to talk with our members or just look around at the displays and activities in the Hall. There is always good food and you will sense the liveliness of our fellowship, how happy we are to see each other, and how happy we are to meet you!
Adult Educational Opportunities
We offer some regular and other occasional Adult Educational opportunities before and after Sunday worship that give us a chance to study and have conversation about a wide range of spiritual, ethical and biblical matters. Be ready for wide-ranging opinion and a caring and supportive atmosphere of shared reflection.
For more information on our Adult Educational offerings, please see Education