General Info for New Comers



What to expect in morning worship:                                                     sancturry.jpg
 

Announcements: This is a list of the upcoming events and things going on at church. A few of the announcements will be highlighted near the beginning of the service. The rest of the announcements are in the bulletin and on the pre-service power point.

Welcome each other: A friendly way to say hello to others around you.

Singing: the words are projected on the screen in front so you can follow along. If you don't feel comfortable singing then you can just read the words to yourself.

Pastoral Prayer: Usually one of the pastors will lead the congregation in a time of prayer for various needs in the church, the community and the world. Sometimes the pastor will open the altars (these are the short rails in front of the platform) for people to come forward and pray. There is no pressure for you or anyone to come forward but if there is something you would specifically like to pray about, you are always welcome to pray at the altar.

Offering: as part of our worship, we have a time for the congregation to give back to God. The ushers will come forward and plates will be passed around. If you are a guest please don't feel that you have to give. This is part of the worship for those who regularly attend.

Sermon: Pastor Betty Jean Goodwin (Senior Pastor) usually brings the 'sermon' for the day. This message lasts for 20-25 minutes. It consists of taking a look at the background of a particular
Bible text and putting the truths into the realities we face today.

 
     
 
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Is there Childcare? a nursery is provided for children 0-5 years.

Is it safe for my children? Yes! Our church has an Abuse Prevention Policy and Procedure in place. All child care teachers and workers have gone through a training, interviews, have provided references and "CORI'd". Parents are required to sign the children in when dropping them off and sign them out when picking them up. Only parents can pick up their children.


 What is Sunday School? Sunday School starts at 11:15 am for everyone. There is a classroom for each age group for a bible lesson and it usually lasts about 45 minutes. This is a time when the bible is studied and talked about how it fits our lives today. It teaches about God and His love for us. There are classes for children, teens, young adults, and adults. It's a great way to connect to other people.