YOU ARE WELCOME HERE
Attending a new church can be an awkward, intimidating experience, especially if you don’t know what to expect. We invite you to come anyway and know that you are welcome.
We invite you to experience what the gospel means at one of our Sunday worship services. We hope that through visiting with us, you will experience the hope, love, and joy that comes from a community of imperfect people who love Jesus and who are committed to worshipping God and sharing His good news with others.
Our Worship Services might be described as “traditional,” but we think of them as Biblical. We believe that Christ has left His chuch with instructions on how to conduct a worship service and how to manage the church. Our Order of Worship and the various things we do in worship are all taken from the Bible, the sufficient rule for all of life.
We recognize this is not the popular way churches have chosen to worship the Lord, but we believe, with our Reforming Fathers, that this is how worship is presented in Scripture. We also are greatly refreshed by stripping away human invention in the worship we give to our Lord, and worshiping Him in Biblical simplicity.
Here are some commonly asked questions about our church
What does a normal Sunday Worship look like?
We are a small, reformed church. Therefore, our worship is simple and Bible-based.
Sundays begin with a Morning Study at 9am. We spend the time together discussing various topics, working through the Scriptures to find answers, guidance, and encouragement. You'll often find us questioning and challenging one another to help us all understand what is really being said in Scripture rather than what we think it should say.
The formal service begins at 10:30am.
- We sing the Psalms of Scripture in our worship service, believing that God has commanded us to offer these inspired lyrics to Him in song.
- We read from the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible, believing that it is the best English translation available from the tradition and ancient texts, providentially preserved pure and entire in all ages.
- We read 2 chapters publicly each worship service as a congregation, one from the Old Testament, and another from the New in addition to the Sermon from our pasto.
- We do not “pass the plate” in our worship service, believing that our tithes and offerings are acts of private, not public worship, and have a box at the back of the Church for the people to use. We do not interrupt the Worship Service by taking an offering publicly.
Several people often remain after our service concludes to visit and talk.
We return later in the day for our Evening Study around 4:30pm.
Do I have to have the same beliefs as you to attend?
No, not at all. We understand people are at different places in their understanding of Scripture – some may have an elementary understanding and some more advanced. No matter where you are, there is always something that can be learned from someone else.
We welcome all people - regardless. If you want to learn about the one, true and living God then you are welcome.
All we ask is we practice Christian love and patience towards one another so that we can all grow together in the knowledge of our Lord.
Therefore, come hear, taste, and see that the Lord is good!
Does the Church have any separate programs for my children?
Your children are welcome in every aspect of the church. We value the family in staying together and believe it is better for the children to be with the parents and the assembly during worship rather than be separated and isolated from them during this time. There is a room set aside that can be used for nursing or for temporarily inconsolable children.
There is no separate worship service for the children, being the "lambs of Christ," all children are welcome in the worship service. They are not bothersome or interferring – most of us are parents and have been there before and understand. You’ll find us welcoming and accepting.
What should I wear?
We want to glorify Christ and His Word, not our own nor others' apparel. You can wear anything you are comfortable in as long as it is tasteful and not revealing or inappropriate. Therefore, jeans, slacks, suits, ties, pants, skirts, and dresses may all be seen on the Lord's Day.
What kind of Sermons does your pastor preach?
You can expect to hear biblically based sermons. Our pastor teaches through the bible one book at a time mixed with topical sermons. We believe this is how God prescribes the growth and salvation of His people, through the faithful proclamation of His transforming Word.
How many people are in your Church?
We are a small country church. On any given Sunday our attendance can range from 15-30.
Will I be singled out, or asked to say anything?
No. You are free to be as anonymous as you like – until we get to know each other and then you’ll be invited for dinners and lunches and events and …. well, basically you’ll become like family and we don’t let family hide in corners. But initially, we’ll try to tone it down.