This page will help you get a “feel” for our Church, so you know what to expect when you walk through our doors. Of course, there’s no better way to discover our Church than by visiting us on a Sunday morning.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
We have a large parking lot with ample space. Feel free to park close to the doors if you are visiting with us, are a senior, or have young children.
Our building is completely wheelchair accessible. There are no ramps or steps up. Everything is on one level.
When you come through the doors, you’ll be greeted by one or more of our greeters and you’ll receive a copy of the day’s bulletin. The bulletin contains the order of service and important announcements about upcoming events and other things.
You can sit anywhere you like. Our people are not worrisome about where they sit on a given Sunday. You won’t be in “somebody’s seat.”
You’ll notice the atmosphere is very pleasant. Lots of kids are usually running around and people are talking to one another. This is not a quiet church. We think it’s important to enjoy yourself when you come to Church.
Most of our music is led by our worship team, which may consist of singers, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric piano, and drums. Our music in general is a blend of old and new songs. We believe in learning and singing new songs, but we also love the great hymns of faith and favorite gospel songs. Some people will raise their hands as they worship and many will not. We are open to various expressions of worship. Please feel free to worship in a way that is meaningful to you.
At some point in the service we will take up an offering. Guests are not expected to give anything in the offering. Please don’t feel the need to bring money. We’re not after your money.
Sharing and Prayer
After the singing, the Pastor or one of the Elders will typically come up and invite anyone to speak about how God is working in their lives, or something they would like prayer about. Then there is a time of prayer.
Our Pastor’s sermons are interesting and engaging. He preaches straight from the Bible and addresses relevant issues in our lives. He will keep your attention.
Usually once a month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Communion). Anyone is welcome to participate in Communion with us, regardless of church background, as long as they are Christians seeking to follow Jesus. What’s Up With The Lord’s Supper?
What should I wear?
There is nothing in Scripture that demands we dress in nice clothes for Church. Jesus was a homeless traveler during his ministry, and probably didn’t have nice clothes. When you come to church, please dress in a way that you are comfortable, as long as your clothing is modest. You will not see men wearing suits and ties at our church, women will sometimes wear dresses / skirts but many do not. Come as you are.
What about my children?
We offer nursery care during the service (newborn-age 5). We also have “KidZone” (age 3 – Grade 5) which takes place after the first 15 minutes of the main service. Kids will be dismissed by the pastor at the appropriate time. Children are not required to go to KidZone; they may stay with you during the service if you would prefer.
DO YOU HAVE SUNDAY SCHOOL?
Our weekly children’s program is Sunday morning’s KidZone, which takes place after the first 15 minutes of our worship service.
DO YOU HAVE BIBLE STUDIES?
We don’t have a traditional mid-week Bible Study. Instead, we run “Care Groups” throughout the year, some in homes and some at our church facilities. These provide a relaxed atmosphere for Bible study, support, and prayer. Care Groups help us grow together as a Church family, and help us to get to know new people on a deeper level. Click here for details.
There’s much more to learn about our Church. Feel free to call Pastor Michael Fredericks (506) 273-6691 to chat, or arrange a meeting. There’s also lots more information right here on the website in the About Us and Ministries sections.