We want you to feel comfortable when you visit us, but we know an unfamiliar place can be intimidating. So, let us tell you what you can expect when you honor us with a visit.
You Will Find a Friendly Spirit
We believe that friendliness is a natural attitude among people who truly love God, so we strive to make sure our visitors receive a warm welcome. You will be greeted at the front door by several friendly people who can help you find a seat, locate the restrooms, the nursery, classrooms for your children, etc. After services, we hope you stay around for just a few minutes so that we can introduce ourselves and get acquainted with you. We hope you will accept our invitation to worship with us again. It will be our pleasure to have you, and we sincerely believe you will benefit by coming.
You Will Not Be Embarrassed
You are a welcome and respected guest. You will not be singled out in any way. We are glad that you are here to worship God.
Our Worship Is Simple
Our services are conducted in a quiet, worshipful atmosphere. They are designed to draw the worshipers closer to God and to provide enduring spiritual strength.
Our worship consists only of those actions which the New Testament reveals as having been used as worship by the church in the days of the Apostles. We sing and pray, take the Lord’s supper, listen to Word of God (preaching) for our instruction, and give as we prosper for the spreading of the Gospel and caring for the poor. In all of this, we seek to maintain the attitude which Christ taught when he said: “God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in Spirit and Truth” (John 4:24). Our avenues of worship are:
Prayer: We pray several times during the worship service. The congregation is lead in prayer by one person. It consists of praise to God, thanksgiving, and requests.
Lord’s Supper: The earliest Christians assembled together on the first day of the week and memorialized the death and resurrection of Jesus by taking the Lord’s supper. Jesus instituted this memorial meal before he died. This memorial is for Christians and reminds us of what Jesus did when he died on the cross for our sins. It consists of eating a small portion of unleavened bread (no yeast) that represents Christ’s body that was sacrificed, and drinking grape juice that represents His blood that was shed for everyone. Due to COVID precautions, pre-packaged unleavened bread and grape juice are available at the front of the building.
Singing: How beautiful is the sound of a congregation of God’s people lifting their voices in praise as described in Ephesians 5:19. This form of worship to God is a cappella style (no instruments). We sing various songs to praise and express our love for Him. Everyone is encouraged to sing to God.
Preaching: We desire to learn what God has to teach us from His word, the Bible. We listen to a minister present a lesson (sermon) from God’s word. By understanding that God loves us and wants us to follow him, we can lead happier productive lives.
Giving: We also contribute financially. There are many New Testament examples of individuals and the church that gave money and goods generously to God and His people. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to give a portion of our income to help with the work of the congregation to further the spread of the Gospel. Visitors are not expected to give any money.
At the end of the sermon, the preacher offers an invitation to those present. This time (usually during a song) provides an opportunity for those who believe they are ready to follow Christ to respond. Someone(s) may go to the front where the elders or the minister will greet them. If they want to become a Christian, then they will be assisted in baptism (immersed in water). Also, anyone who has been struggling with their faith or life’s problems can ask for the prayers of the congregation (James 5:16). Responding to the Gospel is never limited just to our worship time.
What Will Be Expected From You
When you visit, we will neither ask nor expect you to do anything that makes you uncomfortable. We would merely encourage you to join in our worship to God and return at every opportunity. We strongly desire to help you grow in your relationship with God and welcome the opportunity to meet you, help you increase your knowledge of the Bible, and assist you in any way we can. We look forward to your visit!