First Time Visitors Guide
As a first time visitor, we understand how overwhelming it can be to step into a new church. Here’s what to expect:
- Some people dress up and some dress down. Shorts and jeans are okay, so is dressing up.
- Park anywhere in the lot behind the church or along Flower Street.
- Enter through the center courtyard to the wooden double doors.
- Grab a printed bulletin in the entryway.
- Sit anywhere.
- Children are very welcome in the service. Their noise and motion is life in action. Our Sunday School staff will be on the lookout for very young children for nursery care. Children may come to the front of the church for the “Time for all ages” and then go to Sunday School for the rest of the service if they are comfortable doing so.
- LGBTQ+ people are fully welcome. Really. Hold hands with your partner, tell us your pronouns. Be you.
- Flip open the bulletin to see what comes next. You are invited to participate by singing with us and by reading the words in bold.
- Our service usually starts with everyone standing and singing the first hymn or song listed in the bulletin, so you can be ready by opening the black book in the rack to the number of the first hymn listed in the book. Yes, it’s complicated, but it gets easier with practice.
- End with a greeting by the pastors as you exit.
- Follow the crowd over to our patio or Fellowship Hall and enjoy some light refreshments and meet people (Note: food/drink may not be served during the COVID-19 Pandemic)
If you need more information, contact us. We look forward to seeing you!