What to Expect
We gather as a church on the Lord's Day to reverently worship the Lord in spirit and truth together. The service begins around 10am.
Different people have different convictions concerning how they should dress for church, and we respect that. You will find suits and dresses, as well as t-shirts and jeans among our congregation.
We welcome and encourage families with children of all ages to attend the worship service together. We believe that this is the pattern laid out in Scripture, as opposed to separating families into groups based on age when they walk through the church doors. Family integration helps fortify and strengthen family relationships and allows fathers and mothers to function as the shepherds of their children, as God intended. We offer a "mother's room" where mothers are welcome to sit with their little ones when needed and still hear the service.
Our pastor preaches through books of the Bible, verse-by-verse (though occasionally he also preaches on a requested Scripture or on a holiday such as Resurrection Sunday). Each week he strives to make the points of the Biblical text the points of the sermon. We are convinced that what people need is the Word of God, not the pastor's opinion or a few life tips. Since Christ is Lord and King, we believe that preaching and ministry should not be merely based on God's Word, but ruled by God's Word. For, "all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We sing traditional hymns accompanied by piano, organ, or acoustic guitar. We still sing the "old hymns" because we believe that they are rich in God-glorifying theology as well as a reverence that modern worship songs often lack.
The first Sunday of each month is Fellowship Sunday. On this day we partake of the Lord's Supper during the worship service. Following the service, we enjoy a potluck-style meal together downstairs, followed by a hymn sing. Visitors are encouraged to join us and are not expected to contribute a dish to the meal.