What to Expect
Welcome! Our Sunday services are packed with personality and variety. Music, scripture, meditation, prayers, and fellowship can all be found. We hope you feel welcome during your first visit. Here is some basic information to help you feel more comfortable.
Please see our calendar for a Zoom link if you wish to join us virtually.
Where to go when you arrive
The side doors east of the parking lot are most commonly used. You're welcome to enter through either door. You'll find yourself in the Fellowship Hall, and if you join us at 10:00, you'll most likely see people preparing for Sunday School. Walk straight through to the Sanctuary.
You can also enter our main foyer door on the south side of the building. From there, walk straight ahead to the Sanctuary for worship services, or turn right down the hallway to find Sunday School classes.
Main Foyer from the South Entrance
East Entrance--use either door
What to wear
Dress on Sunday leans toward casual; however, you will find people dressed in their Sunday best and others in blue jeans, t-shirts, and flip flops. Wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable; we are just glad you came!
If you're joining us for Sunday School, you'll find us in the Fellowship Hall (on the east side of the building). In this less-formal gathering, adults engage in study and discussion on a variety of topics relating to discipleship and a life of faith, including church history and doctrine and current social issues.
Sunday School runs from 10:00-10:50. Come a few minutes early to grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and join us for an engaging discussion in the round.
Separate classes are offered for children.
Services for children
Children are an important part of our congregation. We cherish the ministry shared by persons of all ages, and this includes our children. You will find children participating in worship services in a variety of ways.
Children are always welcome during the 11 a.m. worship. We provide small activity bags for each child to use during worship service. There is also a small playroom at the back of the Sanctuary with window access so you can observe your child at all times.
Worship Services are usually held in the Sanctuary
Expect variety. Because the services are planned by a variety of people and the service leadership and participants change from week to week, no two services will ever be exactly alike. Some will be more traditional, others more contemporary, and most somewhere in-between. All will provide opportunity for you to share in music, scripture, and challenging words of hope, faith, and the love of Jesus Christ.
You can typically expect to see these elements:
Joys and Concerns Anyone in attendance is invited to share. We love to celebrate and mourn together, and we generally uphold both of these things in prayers of supplication and gratitude.
Prayer for Peace A daily Prayer for Peace is held in the Temple in Independence Missouri where we uphold a different world nation each day. During our Sunday worship, we participate in the Prayer for Peace with congregations all over the church.