Thanks for your interest in our church! We want to welcome you and let you know that we are here to serve you. If you decide to visit, here are a few things that you can expect when you walk through our doors.
We are Gospel People
Being "Gospel People" means that we understand the good news about Jesus in light of the bad news about us. The bad news is that we have all blown it and we are very aware that none of us is perfect (Romans 3:9-23). But the good news is that Jesus lived a perfect life, died a sinless death, and rose from the grave as a free gift for us (1 Corinthians 15:1-8). Every day is Christmas and the "present" is forgiveness; none of us earned it and none of us deserves it (Ephesians 2:8-10). And we think that is good news!
We are Grateful People
Being "Grateful People" means we thank God in private and we thank God in public. We thank God when we have little and we thank God when we have a lot because He provides it all (James 1:16-17). Our biggest need has been met in Jesus, so we turn to Him and say "thank you" (Colossians 2:13-14). This is why we gather together every week (Hebrews 10:23-25). We express our thanks with a warm hug and hearty handshake. We express our thanks in prayer and singing. And we express our thanks by receiving.
Questions & Answers
Here is how our good news and gratefulness gets fleshed out in our weekly gathering. If you do not see your question answered here, feel free to call the church office and let us know how we can serve you.
What should I wear if I visit your church?
We want you to come just as you are. We are here for you, no matter how you're dressed. So wear whatever you like because there is no dress code. Most people wear whatever makes them comfortable. That usually changes from week to week depending on the weather, and some people like to dress up for special holidays. But as long as you are wearing clothes, we are happy.
What do you do during your worship service?
After a warm welcome, we start off with some singing and some praying to express our thanks. If you have been in church before, you may recognize some of the music. If you only go to church on Christmas and Easter, you will hear that same good news in the music every time we gather. You will also hear a sermon from the Bible and we will take Communion together.
Will there be instruction for young children?
Yes. We love you AND we love your children. Jesus wanted all of the children to come to Him and we feel the same way about your kids. Our hope is that your young ones will sing and pray right along with the rest of us. Before the sermon starts, we offer an opportunity for any child to join in with our Sons & Daughters gathering. But all children are welcome to stay in the service.
Will you ask me to give you any money?
We never ask anyone to give and we always tell our guests not to. Because God has given us everything in Christ, many people want to give and help support our church. So we provide a time during the service for them to do so. However, no one is ever pressured to give because the good news is ALWAYS a free gift. We just want you to come and receive what God gives.