We seek to be Christ-like. We respect the Christian tradition, while relating that to the most up-to-date personal and public concerns. We think of ourselves as one among many faithful Christian churches.

 

We seek to be Open. We encourage new ideas and people. We welcome new members into the leadership of our congregation, if they choose. We invite questioning and searching for Christian truth. We celebrate the equality of women and men in the ministries and leadership of our church.

 

We seek to be Democratic. Meetings of the congregation make the most important decisions in our church's life. Many members serve on our Church Council and on the elected and appointed committees that have considerable freedom in helping to shape our congregation's ministries.

 

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Before you Arrive:

What should I bring?

You do not need to bring anything! Everything you will need during the service will be waiting for you where you sit or will be given to you at the door. Most people arrive 5-10 minutes before the service is scheduled to start. If you happen to arrive a few minutes late, that is just fine.

Is parking available?

Free parking is available in front of the church.

During the Service:

How will I know what to do during service?

The most common approach is to simply do what everyone else is doing. If you prefer, you can remain seated throughout the service. You are not obligated to stand, kneel, sing or take Communion at the altar.

 

Should I bring my kids?

Kids of all ages are invited to come to the services.

What will I need during the service?

Bring your Bible, if you have one. If not, one will be waiting for you where you sit. Any handouts you need will be given to you when you arrive at the church. Typically, this handout will contain the order of the service and the weekly notices.

Where should I sit?

You can usually sit anywhere in the chairs in the congregation you like. Occasionally, during special services such as weddings or baptisms, certain seats will have signs on them indicating they are reserved.

After the Service

What happens after the service?

After the 9:45am service each Sunday we have a fellowship hour with tea and coffee. Everyone is invited to attend, and this is a great place to meet people and make friends.

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