What to Expect
Visitors are always welcome. The service typically lasts one hour. During this time of COVID-precautions, we are REQUIRING MASKS for all people in the building. We do not ask vaccination status, but do require masks and ask you to socially distance in the pews as you are able. We have reduced our congregational singing to fewer verses, or instrumental or soloist offerings.
What to Expect When You Arrive
When you come in the front doors, there will be friendly people ready to welcome you. They will offer you a bulletin with the order of service and answer any questions that you might have. The sanctuary is equipped with a hearing loop for those that have hearing aids equipped with a t-coil. Those with t-coil hearing aids can set them to the appropriate setting and the service is broadcast directly into the hearing aid.
Families with children are most welcome. We have activities, coloring, books, and soft friends available at the back of the pews for use during the service. We offer nursery care during the service for our youngest guests. We have children’s ministry programming on many Sundays, led by our Children’s Ministry Director, Carrie O’Brien. Children pre-school through 8th grade are invited to participate. They will start and end the service in the sanctuary with their families. The ministers will announce when it is time to leave for their programming, with adult leaders.
What to Expect in the Service
The Order of Service and direction from the clergy will guide you through the service.
We invite you to sign the guest book that is located in the entry. If you wish to request information about a special ministry or receive a call from a pastor, fill out one of the cards found in the pews and drop it in the offering plate.
We celebrate Communion once a month, usually on the first Sunday of each month, and all are welcome to participate. During COVID, we have adopted individual disposable/recyclable cups, complete with a gluten-free wafer and serving of grape juice. These are available upon entry on Communion Sundays.
Following the Service
You are invited to come to the parish hall for a time of fellowship. The parish hall is accessed through the door to the left of the pulpit.