We realize that visiting a church can be a little daunting, so to make your visit as comfortable and beneficial as possible, we would like to explain what to expect.
Every Sunday morning, we strive to worship God “in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). We begin at 9:00 a.m. in various classrooms throughout the building, studying God’s word. We offer classes for all ages, from six months to adult, covering a variety of Bible topics. Any one of our members will be happy to direct you or your children to an appropriate class.
We have Bibles if you would like to use one, and we provide all the class materials. The class lasts about 45 minutes, after which time everyone is encouraged to mingle and enjoy the refreshing company of the family of God.
Our worship service itself begins at 10:00 a.m. We will begin with some announcements to update the congregation on the status of our sick and shut-in members. Then the praise of God will begin! You will notice that the whole congregation joins in with the acapella music, as we “teach and admonish one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in our hearts to God” (Col. 3:16).
The sincerity and attitude of our hearts is what’s important here, not so much the excellence of our performance or beauty of our voices. The number of each song is displayed on the board at the front of the auditorium.
At some point in our service, we will take time to pray to God. We will thank God for His rich blessings, request that He meet our needs for another day, and cast our anxieties upon Him, all this knowing that “the effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much” (James 5:16).
If you are with us on a Sunday, the Lord’s Day, we will observe the Lord’s Supper. When we partake of the unleavened bread and fruit of the vine, we will remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, just as He commanded His disciples (Matt. 26:26-29). By remembering His body and blood through God’s appointed symbols, we “proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes” (1 Cor. 11:26).
At another point in our service, we will make a freewill offering by passing plates up and down the rows (1 Cor. 16:2). These are voluntary contributions from the members, and represent our only source of financial support for the work of the church. This is a responsibility of our members, however, and we do not solicit from our guests. We are simply honored to have you with us. Please do not feel obligated to give.
The sermon will be an explanation of some passage or topic in God’s perfect and inspired word (2 Tim. 3:16-17). The Bible is everything to us, for within it we find God’s words of life. It is our fervent hope that the sermon will teach those who need to be taught, encourage those who need to be encouraged, and correct those who need to be corrected. We always conclude our sermons with an invitation to obey the gospel call.
We thank you for taking the time to read this, and for considering a visit. If you need more information, or would like to ask questions about our services, please contact us.