We’re glad you’ve stopped by! It can be intimidating 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…

Parking
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.

Hospitality Center
Just inside the entrance to each building is an information table staffed with friendly people who are ready to answer your questions and direct you, if you like.

Infant & Toddler Childcare
Nursery care is available at all services in both The Sanctuary and Warehouse 839. Caregivers have passed a background check and Safe Sanctuaries Training, and some have completed training in infant/child CPR.

The Sanctuary: Infant/crawler nursery, room 210. Toddler nursery, room 208.

Warehouse 839: Infant/crawler/toddler nursery, through the doors behind the worship stage.

Children’s Check-In
We offer KidJAM (Jesus and Me Children’s Ministry) at 9:45am in The Sanctuary and at 11am in Warehouse 839. All teachers have completed successfully a background check and Safe Sanctuaries Training.

9:45am: Parents bring their child(ren) to The Sanctuary building and sign them in at the table in the Social Hall, then take them to the Chapel, room 302 (upper level of the Education Wing, first room on the left). Pick your child(ren) up from their rooms on the main or lower-level of the Education Wing.

  • Age 3 through kindergarten, room 211 (main level).
  • Grades 1-3, room 105 (lower level).
  • Grades 4-6, room 106 (lower level).

11am: Sign your child(ren) in at the table in the Warehouse 839 gym. Children begin in worship and then go to the youth room (through the gym) for more singing and prayer.  Following that, children move to designated areas for small group time.  Pick your child(ren) up in the gym.

  • Age 3 through Grade 1: tiled area of the gym next to the women’s restroom.
  • Grades 2-6: gym.
  • Grade 6 is welcome to choose between children’s KidJAM and youth TeenJAM, which stays in the youth room for small group.

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.

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:

  • Pizza with the Pastors: Sunday, August 6, 1-2pm, Sanctuary building, social hall.
  • Coffee with the Pastors: Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-7:30pm, Sanctuary building room 206 (parlor, main level).

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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