Coming for a Visit

Coming for a Visit

Most folks hate surprises (unless it's your birthday or anniversary)! We try hard to make things obvious and transparent. But just in case we overlook something, we wanted to share some information we hope will be helpful to you when you come visit with us.

Please take a moment to read these answers to frequent questions. (1) Where can I park? (2) Where should I go when I enter the building? (3) Do you provide childccare? (4) Where are the restrooms? (5) What should I wear? (6) What are the services like? (7) What happens after my visit?

And don't hesitate to reach out to us if you still have other questions. You can always connect with us by phone, email, USPS, or on Facebook.

Where can I park?

We have three parking zones around the church. The main parking lot is located immediately in front of the church. You can also use the lower parking lot located off to the right and closer to the road. The upper parking lot is to the left side of the building and is convenient for those needing to use the mobility-assist entrance, or when overflow parking is required.

Where should I go when I enter the building?

Our main entrance is located at the front, right corner of the building as you view it from the road. There are granite steps and a handrail from the parking lot up to the main walkway. Just go to the glass entryway, where doors open to an outer vestibule. Then another set of glass entry doors leads into the church building. At that point, the stairs lead (1) up to the main foyer, auditorium, and church office; or (2) down to the nursery, restrooms, and fellowship hall.

We also have an ADA accessible mobility-assist entrance at the rear left of the building. You can use the upper (side) parking lot and head over to the access ramp. That entrance leads into an entry foyer, then into the auditorium.

Do you provide childcare?

Yes, we do! Our nursery workers serve families for all Sunday services, caring for children (infant-3 years old) in an environment that is clean, healthy, safe, and caring. All of our workers are carefully screened and trained. You can read more about our nursery ministry.

Where are the restrooms?

We have restrooms on both levels of the building. A unisex/family restroom is located off the main lobby near the top of the entry stairs. We also have larger men's and women's restrooms on the lower level just to the right of the steps from the main entrance. A baby changing station is available in the upstairs family restroom. A second baby changing station is also accessible in the church nursery.

What should I wear?

We want YOU to join us. We want you to feel comfortable during your visit and able to focus on the worship and opportunities to interact with others in attendance. You will find a variety of approaches to clothing among those in attendance. We will have men dressed in suit & tie, or dockers & polo shirt, or blue jeans. And we will have ladies dressed in nice dresses or skirts, as well as those wearing dress pants & blouse, or casual pants & shirt. The main thing is that we want to get to know YOU. While clothing styles may be a partial expression of our background and preferences, our clothing doesn't make us who we are. The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart!

What are the services like?

Our services include singing hymns (both traditional and modern), reading scripture, prayer, and preaching/teaching from God's word, the Bible. Our style is often described as conservative but vibrant.

We try to greet each of our guests personally before or after the service. During the service we may provide a generic greeting to all our guests present, but we never put anyone in an awkward situation by being publicly announced or otherwise singled out.

We do receive an offering during the first part of the service. That is a voluntary expression of worship by our members and regular attenders. We never expect or ask any guest to contribute financially, though they certainly may, if they wish.

Our Pastor will present a Bible challenge (message or sermon) from the Bible during the last half of the service. His normal pattern is to focus on a passage of scripture and communicate the spiritual principles taught, then emphasize practical applications for life. This is sometimes referred to as expository preaching. Bible preaching is to be both instructive and inspiring. Even when teaching on a specific topic, each part of the Bible addressed is set in its proper context and carefully explained, then applied.

What happens after my visit?

Normally, the Pastor will have opportunity to greet guests before they leave after the service. When folks complete a guest card, that allows the Pastor to follow up by sending a thank you letter and reaching out by phone, email, or text. We always want to communicate genuine hospitality and kindness, but without ever making guests feel awkward or pressured. You can learn more by reading Getting Connected.