What to expect when you visit....
Everyone is welcome to worship with us. Here's an idea of what to expect.
Our worship services are casual and informal. There is no dress code, and you may participate in worship as much or as little as you'd like. Visitors will not be recognized publicly, though you'll be welcomed by some of our members. Worship will typically last between one hour and fifteen minutes and one hour and a half.
One of the first things you will notice is that our music is vocal only; we don't use a band or other accompaniment.. We believe that singing without instruments helps all of us to be more involved in worship, and is closest to the practice of the ancient church. The words and music to the songs will usually be projected in the front. Feel free to join in!
In the sermon the preacher, usually one of our ministers, explains and applies a text from the Bible. We hope you'll find the sermon encouraging, challenging, and helpful. At the close of most sermons, we give listeners an opportunity to respond by asking for prayers, being baptized, or sharing reasons for joy and praise. You don't have to respond publicly, but feel free if you believe the Lord is calling you to.
The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
Jesus taught his original followers to share bread and cup in remembrance of his sacrifice. We choose to celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. All believers in Jesus are welcome to share in it with us. We leave to each worshipper to decide whether or not to participate.
Usually near the end of the service, we provide an opportunity for our members to make a monetary offering. This offering is where the resources for our ministries come from. As our guest you are not expected to make a donation. If you choose not to contribute, just pass the offering tray on.
Our Sunday morning English service is interpreted in American Sign Language.