Have you attended a social event where everybody in attendance knows somebody in the crowd? It can be an awkward experience, feeling that everybody else has some kind of history and you are the odd one out!
Visiting a new church can often feel like you are visiting a country club. Everybody is really friendly - only to the person they already know. Am I going to fit in? Will I have anything in common with these people? Are they going to ask me for money? Will my children feel comfortable? How should I dress? Are people going to judge me if I have questions about God?
As a first time attendee, we want your experience at
When you arrive at
You will notice that everybody is dressed in a variety of styles, depending on their background. Some people wear very comfortable casual clothes, such as cords and a button down shirt, others will be dressed in a suit and tie; the bottom line is that you are welcome to dress however you feel comfortable.
The service usually begins with music. We call this our time of worship, when the audience is invited to sing. If you don't know the songs, you can simply sit and enjoy the music. Don't worry; nobody will put a microphone in your face! After this, we have a time for announcements and greeting/fellowship. This is a time when we will take a few moments to introduce ourselves to you individually and to welcome you to our church. Following the greeting, we have a time for Praise Reports and Testimonies. This is when we have an opportunity to tell of what special blessings God has done for us recently and also a time when we can voice special prayer requests that we have. Following this, someone from up front will lead the audience in public prayer to God. Then the pastor will give a teaching that is relevant and purposeful. You will find that the messages are usually short, understandable, and provide hope. We believe that life is tough, and if we can give you a message of optimism to get through life - understanding God's truth in your life, we are headed in the right direction.
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We trust you will find your experience at