what to expect

  • prayer

    There will be times during the worship when an individual will lead the assembly in prayer. We offer prayers of praise, remembrance, guidance, repentance, and encouragement throughout our worship gathering. During prayer, we usually stand or sit (the audience will be given directions as to which) quietly with heads bowed.

  • Singing

    You will notice there are no instruments. That is no accident. Our singing emphasizes simplicity, participation, and community. Words and notes to the songs can be found on the proper page in the songbook in the pew racks. The words to the songs will also be displayed on the screen above the podium.

  • communion

    Each Sunday we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We eat small pieces of bread to remember the physical body that He surrendered to death, and we drink grape juice to remember His blood given for our forgiveness. Communion, also called the Lord's Supper, is a memorial act for Christians to observe. If you feel comfortable in doing so, we invite you to join us in this special memorial.

  • offering

    Containers will be passed to collect the weekly financial offering. As our guest, you are welcome to make a donation if you'd like, but feel perfectly comfortable just passing the plate down the row if you prefer.

  • preaching

    Usually part of each worship period will be devoted to preaching from the Bible. At the end of the sermon, the speaker will offer an opportunity to come to the front of the auditorium during a special song to express any need requesting special attention of the church. There may be no response, or some may ask for prayers. This is also a time when people may confess their faith and be baptized into Christ to become a part of his body...to become a Christian.