What to Expect

Any service is fine to visit. Probably the most common time to visit is the Sunday morning worship service (11:00). Here are some frequently asked questions about a Sunday morning visit.
 
How long is each service?
About an hour and fifteen minutes.
 
What should I expect during the service?
The Sunday morning worship service consists of hymn singing, music from the choir and soloists or ensembles, Bible reading, prayer, and a sermon. Someone from the platform will ask the congregation to stand at certain times, such as for the hymns. The sermon is the highlight of the service - it lasts about 40 minutes. It may be an explanation/application of a Bible passage or a topical study on what the Bible says about something. It is always intended to explain what God's Word says.
 
What should I bring?
You do not need to bring anything. If you have a Bible, it will help you follow along with the pastor's sermon.
 
What should I wear?
There is no particular dress code. You will see many men wearing a coat and tie and many women in dresses - this is because we view the gathering of saints to worship God as a special occasion, and we dress accordingly. But you will see people in a spectrum of formality. Our focus is on your heart, not on what you wear.
 
What about my children?
Nursery care is provided for children through age 1-3. They can be checked into the nursery before (or during) the service. On Sunday morning, we have Children's Church up to 3rd grade. On Sunday nights, children start the service with the adults and are invited to children's programs which are dismissed just before the sermon. On Wednesdays, we have many opportunities for young people to learn on their level. For more information about these programs, see the Programs section of the website. If preferred, non-disruptive children may remain in the auditorium. Intellectually, the sermon is geared for adults; the content is, of course, appropriate for everyone.
 
Whom do I see if I have a question?
Guest services personnel will greet you at the door and are never far away if needed. For spiritual questions, the Pastor is available after the service. As he greets you at the exit door, let him know you'd like to meet with him.