"What can I expect when I attend?"
You will be greeted as you come in the door and you will quickly discover that we are a friendly group of people. Our worship service begins at 10:30 and is finished right around noon. We are a "come as you are" congregation so the requirement for clothing is: "wear some." Ties (and socks) are optional (and nearly all opt for "not"); we're fairly casual.
"What is your worship music like?"
The music is mostly newer contemporary music but we will reach back for some older praise and worship music at times and occasionally we'll sing a hymn or two. Sometimes our youth will plan and lead the worship music for the entire service. One Sunday a month we have something we call "Circle Sunday" where we gather around the round tables in our fellowship hall (thus, the "circle" part) and sing from the hymnal for our worship service. It's different and it helps us connect our present to our past in song.
"What about the preaching?"
You will find solid, biblically based messages on a variety of subjects. Our pastor typically preaches in a series. This is a group of messages centered around a topic, section of the Bible, or an idea. The sermons usually last around 40 minutes and he doesn't shout at you. The worship bulletin often has "fill in the blanks" for you to use as you follow along or take notes.
"But what about my kids?"
Kids? No problem! If you have younger children or youth, we have Sunday School classes that begin at 9:30. If you come for our worship service only, the kids come into the sanctuary for part of the service and then leave for Children's Church (except the last Sunday of the month when they stay in the service). We have two adult Sunday School classes that meet as well, so there is a place for Mom and Dad too.