We want you to feel comfortable when you visit us, but we know an unfamiliar place can be intimidating. So, let us tell you what you can expect when you honor us with a visit.

You Will Find a Friendly Spirit

Sunday Morning We believe that friendliness is a natural attitude among people who truly love God, so we strive to make sure our visitors receive a warm welcome. To make your first visit with us easy and pleasant, we have reserved a parking spot just for you - we have several visitor parking spaces near the main entrance.  You will be greeted at the front door by several friendly people who can help you find a seat, locate the restrooms, the nursery, classrooms for your children, etc.  After services, we hope you stick around for just a few minutes so that we can introduce ourselves and get acquainted with you.  We hope you will accept our invitation to meet with us again. It will be our pleasure to have you and we sincerely believe you will benefit by coming.

You Will Never Be Embarrassed

You visit us as a welcome and respected guest. At the close of the sermon, the preacher will "extend an invitation." This is simply an expedient time to invite those who are moved to do so to make a commitment or request prayer support. He will encourage those who wish to "respond" to come to the front of the auditorium while the congregation sings a hymn. Please don't feel ill-at-ease during this invitation. You will not be singled out in any way.

Our Worship Is Simple

Our services are conducted in a quiet, worshipful atmosphere. They are designed to draw the worshipers closer to God and to provide enduring spiritual strength.

Our worship consists only of those actions which the New Testament reveals as having been used as worship by the church in the days of the Apostles. We sing and pray, partake of the Lord's supper, have the Word of God preached for our instruction, and give of our means for the spreading of the Gospel and caring for the poor. In all of this we seek to maintain the attitude which Christ taught when he said: "God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in Spirit and Truth" (John 4:24).

Prayer

We pray several times during the worship service. The congregation is lead in prayer by one person. It consists of praise to God, thanksgiving, and requests.

Lord's Supper

The earliest Christians assembled together on the first day of the week and memorialized the death and resurrection of Jesus by partaking of the Lord's supper. Jesus instituted this memorial before he died.  This memorial is for Christians and reminds us of what Jesus did when he died on the cross for our sins. It consists of eating a small portion of unleavened bread that represents Christ’s body that was sacrificed, and drinking grape juice that represents His blood that was shed for everyone. Various men serve the memorial to the congregation.

Singing

SingingHow beautiful is the sound of a congregation of God's people lifting their voices in praise as described in Ephesians 5:19. This form of worship to God is a cappella style (no instruments). Various songs are sung to praise God throughout the worship service.  Everyone is encouraged to sing.

Preaching

We desire to learn what God has to teach us from His word, the Bible. We listen to a minister present a lesson (sermon) from God’s word. The elders direct sermon topics.  By understanding that God loves us and wants us to follow him, we can lead happier productive lives.

Giving

We also contribute financially. There are many New Testament examples of individuals and the church that gave money and goods generously to God and His people. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to give a portion of our income to help with the work of the congregation to further the spread of the Gospel. Visitors are not expected to give any money.

At the end of the worship service, the minister and elders offer an invitation to those present. This time (usually during a song) provides an opportunity for those those who believe they are ready to follow Christ to respond.  Those who accept the invitation can go to the front where the elders or the minister will greet them. Also, anyone who has been struggling with their faith can ask for the prayers of the congregation and/or repent as in James 5:16.  If someone desires to become a disciple of Jesus after learning about Him, then that person will want to be immersed in water (baptized) in obedience to Jesus' command.

We look forward to your visit.  Please see our "What We Believe" page or contact us if you have questions.