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What to expect on Sundays

As soon as you enter the front door, someone will greet you. We'll help you know where to go--to hang your coat, to get a bulletin, to find a bathroom, to choose a seat. We aren't very formal (you don't have to wear "church clothes"). We love to welcome everyone.

Worship service
Our worship service begins at 9:30 am. We love to sing and each service has a variety of hymns--contemporary, favorite familiar hymns and songs from other faith groups around the world. We read two or three Bible passages and light a candle to represent our commitment to peace. There's a special time for children with a story or conversation designed just for them. And, yes, there's a sermon. 

We follow a schedule of Bible readings called the Revised Common Lectionary, so each Sunday we hear a Psalm and passages from both the Old and New Testaments. The sermon draws our attention to what one of these Scriptures (or several of these) can tell us about following Jesus today.

Young children (age 4 and younger) can spend the worship time in a separate playroom, cared for by experienced staff. We also have a rocking chair in the sanctuary for parents who want to care for a very young child during the worship services. 

Fellowship time
For about 15 minutes after the worship service, we enjoy snacks and coffee or tea, and we visit with each other. Although a visitor might think this could be an awkward time, there's sure to be someone who will want to learn more about you or help you learn to know us.

Christian Education
Children have a snack in the educational wing of the building and sing together. Then they go to classes for their age groups. 

Adults gather back in the sanctuary for study and discussion. The themes vary from books of the Bible to current issues to topics we are challenging ourselves to understand better. Recent studies have been the book The New Jim Crow and a guide for learning about spiritual disciplines. Last year we read through the Bible together, so each Sunday's discussion focused on the readings for the week.

Learn more about us

Listen to recordings and see bulletins from services: visit the Worship Services part of this website.

Explore the About us pages--you'll find information about our congregation and about Mennonites.


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