We recognize that visiting a new church can be overwhelming. No two churches are exactly alike, so it helps to know what to expect when you arrive. We look forward to your visit and want you to feel welcome and at ease. Expect to be welcomed by one of our friendly greeters upon arrival. If you do not have a Bible with you or do not own one, just mention this to one of our ushers and they will gladly arrange to give you one as our gift to you.
WHEN ARE THE SERVICES?
Sunday school begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 10:45 AM. There is about a 15 minute break before morning worship, which begins at 11:00 AM and usually ends around 12:10 PM.
Every third Sunday of the month, after morning worship, we have a fellowship dinner and celebrate the Lord's Supper together. We do not meet for evening worship on the third Sunday of the month.
Sunday evening worship begins at 6:00 PM. We meet in The Glass Room located at the back of the church building. The service is less formal than morning worship, consisting of hymn singing, prayers, an offering, and Bible study.
We also meet in The Glass Room on Wednesday nights for prayer at 6:30 PM.
WHAT IS THE WORSHIP SERVICE LIKE?
We begin with brief announcements and extend a warm welcome to our guests. During our service, we sing several songs (mostly from The Baptist Hymnal), offer prayers to God, hear the reading and proclamation of God’s Word (usually from the English Standard Version of the Bible), and give our tithes and offerings. The preaching is expositional, meaning that it seeks to explain and apply the main point of a biblical passage. We generally preach through books of the Bible. After the sermon, we pause for a brief moment of reflection, followed by a closing hymn. Following the service, people enjoy sharing informal fellowship and conversation with one another.
HOW IS SUNDAY SCHOOL STRUCTURED?
Currently, we offer two adult Sunday school classes. One class meets in The Glass Room and is led by one of our elders, Jim Bartenfield. The other class meets upstairs in the fellowship hall and is led by our pastor, Rod Walls.
We have one children’s Sunday school class, taught by one of the young men in our church, Luis Ramirez, and the pastor's wife, Pam Walls. The children's Sunday school class and the nursery are conveniently located next to the adult Sunday school class that meets in the fellowship hall.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Please dress comfortably. Our congregation is fairly traditional, yet we are diverse in that most forms of dress are represented. Some wear jeans, others wear a suit and tie. However you dress, you will not feel out of place.