We want you to feel at home with us. This information should help. If you have any questions, please contact us.
- We have one worship service on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Worshipers arrive anytime – really!
- We have air-conditioning for those hot summer Sundays.
- Dress ranges from suits to tee shirts, saris to slacks to dresses.
- From the parking lot follow the white posts with welcome flags to the front door.
- Visitors with ambulatory disabilities: There are two handicapped parking spots by the back door. There is a ramp leading to the door. Once inside make a left and another left and the hallway will lead to the sanctuary. We also have a rolating walker and two wheelchairs available for your assistance.
- There will be a greeter or two standing by the sanctuary door through the first song. If you arrive after our greeters sit down, grab a bulletin and come on in.
- Find a seat where you will feel comfortable. There are usually seats on the aisle near the entrance. There are two spots with short pews for visitors in wheelchairs.
- Infants and toddlers are welcome to stay with their parents, or play in our nursery (parental supervision is required, however, since we don’t currently have a care-giver). The nursery has video monitoring to ensure the safety of children.
- We have children’s bulletins for ages 3-5 and 7-9 along with bags of crayons.
- Children are welcome to take communion with the congregation.
- The Lord’s Supper: Several times a year we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Everyone is invited to the celebration of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
Usually the service looks like this (but don’t hold us to it – we like worship to be flexible). If the congregation has anything to say, it is printed in the bulletin (aka program):
- Silence: We keep silent about 30 seconds, remembering that God is here with us.
- Prelude: Instrumental music
- Call to Worship or Opening Prayer: Words shared by the congregation.
- Opening Song: The first song we sing together is usually contemporary or world music. This song is in our hymnbook located at each pew.
- Prayer of Confession and silent prayer: Giving God those things that are weighing us down or are broken and in need of healing.
- Words of Assurance: Words of God’s love, forgiveness and healing.
- Response: A short song of praise and gratitude.
- Sharing the Peace of Christ: Worshipers greet each other.
- Prayer of Illumination: Asking God to help us hear a word that speaks to each of us.
- Scripture Reading: The readings from the Bible are printed in the bulletin so that they can be seen as well as heard.
- Special Music: This is an anthem by our choir, a small ensemble, or a soloist. Sometimes we’ll sing a favorite song or two that have been requested in one of our “Hymn Sings”.
- Scripture Reading: A second selection is usually included.
- Sermon: Connecting God’s ancient story to our contemporary stories.
- Hymn: A song reflecting on the theme of the sermon.
- Sharing of Joys and Concerns: We pray thank-you and ask for help. This is the moment when the worshipers speak their prayers to each other.
- Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer: The prayers are lifted up to God,
- Offering: Ushers pass plates for the offering. We invite visitors to put in a visitor’s form in the plate as their offering to us. If you would prefer not to, that’s just fine.
- Hymn or Contemporary Song: The last song sung.
- Benediction and Postlude: A charge, a blessing and traveling music.
After worship, you are invited to join folks in our fellowship hall or, if the weather is good, out front on the lawn. One of our greeters will be happy to show you the way.
We have simple refreshments that always include veggies and fruit, lemonade, tea and coffee.
For other events, please check out our events page.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
We want to make sure all your questions are answered so please do not hesitate to contact us.