SO, WHAT'S CHURCH LIKE?
If you've never been to church, or if you haven't been in awhile, attending can be intimidating or even a bit scary. We get that. So we try to make you feel welcome while respecting your personal space and privacy.
Our worship is our expression of the awesomeness of God's creative, redeeming, and sustaining love in our lives. We gather each Sunday at 10 a.m. to express our faith in God, Christ and the Holy Spirit, to struggle with our doubts, and to find our way home to the right ordering of all our relationships --- human and divine.
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a smile and a handshake by someone who will give you the day’s worship bulletin and a name tag and help you find a seat.
Our worship services, which last about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes, include contemporary and traditional hymns, prayers, Bible readings, a sermon, an anthem by our choir and a voluntary offering of our gifts in thanksgiving to God for what we have received.
We have a Hutchings-Votey pipe organ and a Chickering grand piano, both of which are used in our services. Our Senior Choir sings nearly every Sunday of the year, including our more casual summer services. Our music is chosen to be appropriate to the theme of the day. It can ance from 13th century chants to 21st century gospel and jazz.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.
On most Sundays, children join adults in worship for 10 to 15 minutes then proceed to the Church School area for their classes, which end at 11:15. Our coffee hour --- snack time to the kids --- is where adults and children re-gather for refreshment and often lively conversation.
Our Services of Worship are printed in our weekly bulletins and are easy to follow. Large print bulletins and hearing devices are available.
And if you have any question at all about what we do and why do it, don't hesitate to ask!