Thank you for choosing to be our guest. We want you to feel welcome and blessed, so let us share with you what you may expect when you honor us with your presence.
We are simply Christians who are committed to following the Bible as our only source of religious authority. Our mission is “to seek and save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). We are a diverse group of believers, from many backgrounds and at various stages of spiritual growth, who are united in our faith and love for Jesus.
When you visit for worship, here is what you may expect:
When you arrive at the door, you may expect to be warmly greeted. Special greeters will be available should you need help finding your way around our building. There is no assigned seating in our place of worship—so feel free to sit wherever you feel most comfortable. Services begin with a greeting and a few announcements. Services begin with a greeting and a few announcements. You will be invited to fill out an attendance card which you may drop in the collection plate as you leave services. This allows us the opportunity to acknowledge your visit.
One of the unique aspects of our worship is that the music is “a capella”; that is, we sing without the accompaniment of musical instruments. In singing, we praise God and encourage one another (Colossians 3:16). You are invited to participate to whatever extent you feel comfortable. We believe you will find this to be an especially meaningful part of our service. Song books are available for your use in a bookrack fastened to the back of the pew in front of you. Or, if you prefer, the words and music to the songs are shown on a screen at the front of the auditorium.
Prayer is another important aspect of our worship in as much as we believe that God’s power is available through prayer (James 5:16). Public prayers will be led at various times during our worship. Usually, our services end with a dismissal prayer
Every Sunday we participate in a communion service (Acts 20:7). This memorial service, instituted by our Lord, involves two elements: unleavened bread and fruit of the vine (Matthew 26:26-29). The bread represents the body of Christ and the grape juice represents His blood. Following prayer and, perhaps, some brief remarks, your will be given opportunity to partake of the Lord’s Supper. Communion kits may be picked up as you enter the auditorium or you may raise your hand at the appropriate time and one will be brought to you. This communion service is one way we are encouraged to remember what Jesus did for us on the cross. Each may choose whether or not to participate.
Opportunity is provided for each to give as he or she has prospered (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). As you leave services, your contribution may be placed in one of the collection plates located in the foyer. Our guests are not expected to make a donation.
The lesson, about 30 minutes in length, will be strongly centered in the Bible. Feel free to take notes so that when you get home you can refresh your memory from the word of God. Or, if you wish, we would be happy to provide an audio CD of the lesson free of charge. A video recording of the worship service may be found either on our website or on our public Facebook page.
At the close of the sermon, we offer an invitation to any who might be encouraged to publicly respond to the lesson by coming to the front of the auditorium while the congregation stands and sings an invitation song. Some come forward requesting prayers for spiritual strength. Others come to confess sin. Still others come to place membership—that is, to let the church know that they wish to work and worship with the congregation. Occasionally, one might respond to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38). In such a case, you will witness their confession of faith and baptism into Christ.
Thanks again for choosing to be a part of our worship! We are brought together by our need for the Savior, Jesus Christ. As we gather together to draw closer to Him, we have been honored to have you with us. We trust that your time with us will be a pleasant and spiritually uplifting experience. Be assured that you are always welcome any time you choose to be with us.