We get it. Worshipping at a new church can be nerve-racking. Although there is no wrong way to worship, it might be helpful to know what to expect.
WHAT TIME IS WORSHIP?
8:00 AM: This is a quieter, more contemplative service with traditional Elizabethan language (thee, thou). It contains readings from Holy Scripture, a sermon, prayers and Holy Communion. Music is sung the first Sunday of every month. This service lasts about 50 minutes.
10:15 AM: Along with with readings from Holy Scripture, a sermon, prayers, and Holy Communion, this service includes a broad mix of contemporary and traditional hymns and a choir. This more-lively service lasts about 75 minutes. Learn more about the order of worship here.
DO YOU CELEBRATE HOLY COMMUNION?
Yes! Holy Communion is at the heart of our worship, and we invite all baptized Christians and those seeking a deeper relationship with God through Jesus Christ are welcome to feast on this meal of thanksgiving. This is God’s table, not our table. You are welcome to this table of unconditional grace, love, and hope.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear whatever is comfortable for you. We’re a pretty casual place, but you’ll see some folks dressed up a bit.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
There are several signs indicating that will point you to the sanctuary (church building). Upon entering, you will receive a bulletin that contains the order of service. You may sit wherever you would like.
WHAT ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE?
Children and teens are an integral and valuable part of who we are. We have a bulletin geared just toward kids. At the 10:15 service, there is a nursery on the second floor for children 5 and under, but please know that we welcome and love the squiggles and sounds of children in worship—no matter how loud. We have a basket of books and activity bags outside both entrances into the church. On the 1st Sunday of the month we have a special moment for children during the 10:15 service. Children’s Chapel, a special worship service for children, takes place on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. You can read more about our children’s ministry here.
Youth Group meets 1st Sunday of the month at 9:00 AM. Many of our youth are also active leaders in worship. Learn more about the Youth Group here.