When you visit
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 from God's Word. There's a special time for children with a story just for them. And, yes, there's a sermon.
Each Sunday we read the Bible in one of the languages represented in the congregation: Spanish, Kekchi, German, Swahili, Thai and more.
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.
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 meet in classes for their age groups.
Adults gather 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.