10am Sunday mornings, a nursery is provided for infants to 5 years old(if you choose), and everyone else starts in the sanctuary for welcome, morning prayers, a praise hymn or contemporary song. It is peaceful, and we really do mean "come as you are." There are no dress codes or expectations.
At about 10:15, after our Peace Greeting, children in grades K-5 and their teachers come to the front of the church for a brief Children's Bible Message tailored to their age group presented by one of the Elders or teacher. Then they are dismissed with prayer to their class for an art lesson, a seasonal or snack craft or a community service project. You can read more about this on the Children ministry page.
In the sanctuary, the adults and youth continue worship and hear a message from Scripture brought by an elder of the church or a pastor. The Bible based messages are meant to encourage, instruct, give hope, challenge and bring us into right relationship with God and others. Our services are liturgical- members of the congregation, both young and older, serve and participate.
Communion(or sometimes called the Lord's Supper)is served the 1st Sunday of each month. The Lord’s Supper is a reminder of what Jesus did in the past, a symbol of our present relationship with him and a promise of what he will do in the future. It is a beautiful time of remembrance, hope and connection.
We don't pass an offering plate during our services. There is an offering box at the front of the sanctuary where financial gifts can be placed. We believe financial giving is a personal part of worship- a decision made between you and God, through prayer and scriptural understanding.
After service, we meet our children in their nursery or classroom, and then join one another in the fellowship hall for a Pot Luck Meal on the 1st Sunday of the month or for a Snack Fellowship on the other Sundays. This time of fellowship is full of conversation and refreshing as we then head into our week-having grown in faith, fellowship, and service together.