We’re glad you’ve stopped by! It can be unsettling to walk into a new place with new people. Here is some information that may make your first visit more comfortable for you and your family. We are excited to meet you!
What is Worship Like?
Each worship service is a unique experience.
The Sanctuary offers traditional worship at 8:30am and a mix of traditional and contemporary at 9:45am.
Warehouse 839 offers modern (light rock) worship at 11am with a multi-generational band.
What to Wear
Come as you are! In this house we welcome suits and ties, dresses, jeans, and cut-offs… tee shirts, flip-flops, wingtips, and heels… We welcome big hair, no hair, blue hair, and unruly hair… tattoos, piercings, and Grandma’s pearls…
We have a large parking lot with many spaces close to the buildings. We suggest arriving 10-15 minutes before worship for parking, connecting with the hospitality center (if you wish), and finding a seat.
There’s an ADA-approved entrance under the portico at the Social Hall doors to the Sanctuary building, where you can drop passengers off. At Warehouse 839, there’s ADA parking and an ADA ramp right by the front door.
Just inside the entrance to each building are friendly people who are ready to answer your questions, give you printed information, and direct you or take you to various places in the church, if you like.
We have a great, kid-friendly nursery with well-trained staff who’ve passed a background check.
We have amazing children’s Sunday school, which we call KidJAM, at 9:45am in The Sanctuary and at 11am in Warehouse 839.
Youth Sunday School (grades 7-12)
9:45am, The Sanctuary: Middle and High School students meet in room 305 for Sunday morning small groups (upper level, Education Wing).
11am, Warehouse 839: Middle and High School students start in worship, then move to the youth room with the younger children for more singing and prayer, then stay in the youth room for small group time.
Adult Sunday School Groups, 9:45am, The Sanctuary
Seekers, room 206, facilitated by Bill Bates & Virginia Blasingame.
Friends & Followers, room 306/308, facilitated by Peter Hahn.
Meet the Pastors
Pizza or Coffee with the Pastors
Looking for an informal gathering for conversation and connection, just to get to know the pastors and some other new folks? Try one of these:
- Coffee with the Pastors: Wednesday, September 20, 6:30-7:30pm, Sanctuary building, in the Sanctuary itself.
- Pizza with the Pastors: Sunday, October 8, 12:30-1:30pm, Sanctuary building, room 206 (parlor, main level).
- Coffee with the Pastors: Wednesday, November 8, 6:30-7:30pm, Sanctuary building, in the Sanctuary itself.
Childcare is provided for children through age 11 (if you have an older child needing childcare, no problem at all! Just let us know ahead of time).
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