We would be honored to have you visit with us during one of our worship assemblies. It is our desire to treat each of our guests with respect and dignity. We will not call upon you individually during our assembly or embarrass you in any way. We pray daily for God to send us people to work with us and worship with us. You may be an answer to that prayer, and for that reason we treasure the opportunity to worship with you.
Upon arriving at our church building, please enter through the double doors under the carport. For your convenience, we offer valet parking for those needing assistance entering the facility. When you enter the building, you will be greeted at the door and should be directed to the information center. Here you will find all of the information you will need about us and the activities of the morning.
If you want to attend the Bible classes before worship, please arrive by 9:30 a.m. Otherwise, the worship assembly begins at 10:30 a.m.
Being new to a place can feel intimidating, so we’ve provided you with a few tools to make it easier during your first visit with us.
Order of Worship – Upon arrival, you will receive a bulletin for the week. On the cover will be a printed order of worship. This tells you the order of things that will occur during the service. Items you will find on that list may include:
- Welcome – This is a brief introduction at the beginning of our service where we share family news about our congregation.
- Prayer – During the assembly there will be several prayers that will be led by individuals. The purpose of prayer is to communicate specific things to God. It is requested that everyone listen to the words of the prayer so they might make the prayer their own.
- Songs – Shown in italics on the order of worship, a majority of the worship service will be filled with singing. The tradition of the Church of Christ is one that does not use instruments in their worship assemblies, and we have elected to continue that tradition. To help with the singing, words are projected onto large screens that can be easily read throughout the auditorium. The songs are led by a team of people that stand in the front and face the congregation. Each of these leaders will sing a different part (male/female, high/low, etc.). Simply find one that is in your range and follow along.
- Lord’s Supper – Sometimes called Communion, this is a time when we remember the sacrifice of our savior, Jesus Christ. A plate containing small pieces of wafer-like bread is served first, and each person may take a piece, eat it, and then pass the plate to the next person. Following this, a tray of grape juice will be passed. Individuals may take one of the small cups, drink the juice, and return the cup to the tray before passing it on to the next person.
- Contribution – The works of our church are supported entirely by generous donations on the part of our members. The tray to collect these donations will generally be passed following the Lord’s Supper. Guests are not expected to make a contribution, however they may if they wish.
- Message – Each worship assembly includes a teaching time that focuses on deeper understanding of Christianity and on applying scripture to our lives. These talks will last between 20 and 40 minutes and are delivered by different people each week. Frequently the speakers use video, props, slides, and other tools to help communicate the message.
- Shepherding – Following the message, there will be an opportunity for people in need of prayer or counseling to meet with the shepherds and/or their wives. The one delivering the message will provide instructions at the right time, but it typically consists of individuals who wish to pray going to the back of the auditorium where the shepherds and their wives will be waiting. No one is required to participate in this, but anyone who desires to do so is welcome to.
Any other questions you have about what to expect at our services may be answered by contacting us through our ‘Contact Us‘ page.
We look forward to meeting you!