We are glad to have you here with us this morning! It is our hope that you enjoy your time here and meet many great folks who love Jesus and love you too. We wanted to take a couple of minutes and share with you some things to expect this morning as we worship together.
Your children are welcome here!
We love kids and enjoy having them around. It’s ok if they are a little restless or loud. They’re just being kids, and their sounds bring a sense of life to our assemblies. If you feel like they’re being too distracting to others, however, we have an attended nursery provided for children from birth through two years old. The room is at the back of the auditorium where the window is.
Where are the instruments?
Churches of Christ have a long heritage of not using instruments in their worship services. This is done, often, as a way to worship in a way that is more like the church worshiped when it was established in the first century. What we find is that we love the sound of our voices blended together. We have people who love to sing and those who can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but we all sing because of the joy we have found in salvation through Jesus. We invite you to sing with us! Don’t worry about how you sound; God thinks you sing marvelously.
Crackers and Juice
Each week we celebrate communion around the Lord’s Supper. This is a scaled back version of the supper Jesus partook of before he was crucified. The cracker represents the body of Jesus that bore our sins on the cross. The juice represents the blood of Jesus that washed away all our sins. Please feel free to join us in this miniature “feast” as we celebrate the event that changed the course of history and rescued us from our selfishness and ultimately separation from The Creator.
Money, Money, Money
After the time of communion we have an opportunity to contribute to the work going on in this church and in other areas that this church supports. Some of you may be thinking that churches are always begging for money. We see giving as an opportunity rather than a requirement. We have been blessed in many ways, and we want to bless others and the work of this church in a greater context. So we give to make sure the lights stay on, the preacher is paid, more and more people can hear the message of the good news of Jesus, and events like these can keep happening. If you’d like to see the work of this church continue to move forward and grow, then we invite you to give. You are not expected to give. This is an invitation – an opportunity for you to be blessed by being a blessing to others.
We get to eat too?
We hope that you will stick around after services today to eat with us and allow us to get to know you better. We love visiting with one another around food. There’s just something about food that causes us to smile a bit more. Please be patient with us after services as we rearrange the furniture a bit to prepare places for us to eat together.
Again, we are very glad you are here today! We hope you find that this is a place you can belong. We invite you to join us as we love God and love one another through worship, service, and fellowship. God has truly blessed our lives, and we pray He blesses yours too as you seek Him.