When you visit
We currently are not worshiping in person
Because of the COVID-19 virus, we are worshiping in new ways. Please visit the Worship services page to see or listen to recordings of our services and children's times. We also use Zoom to gather for reflection and fellowship time each Sunday morning.
The following information applies when we are able to meet in person in our church building.
When you arrive
As soon as you enter, someone will greet you. We'll help you know where to go -- to get a bulletin, find a bathroom, and choose a seat. We aren't very formal (you don't have to wear "church clothes"). We love to welcome everyone.
We do a lot of singing with a variety of hymns--contemporary and favorite familiar hymns and songs from other places in the world. We read two or three Bible passages. There's a special time for children with a story just for them. And, yes, there's a sermon.
For Spanish speakers, we read the Bible text in both Spanish and English, and the sermon is summarized in Spanish.
Young children (age 4 and younger) can spend the worship time in a separate playroom, cared for by experienced staff. Elementary school children join the "prayground" during the second half of the service. This is a table where they can do quiet activities while the adults listen to the sermon. We also have a corner for parents who want to care for a very young child during the worship services.
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.
Children have a snack 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, a guide for learning about spiritual disciplines, and a look at immigration issues.
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.