FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Where are various classes/services located?

As you enter the side door from the parking lot, you will be in a hallway.  Directly to the right is a bulletin board with a Directory to the location of all classes/services.  There will also be notices about events posted there.

What Should I Wear?

Wear what you are comfortable wearing.  We are glad you are here and welcome you warmly.   We want you to be able to focus on what God has for you that day and not be concerned with how you look.  

Where is the nursery and what ages can go there?

Our well staffed nursery can easily be found by entering the church through the side door. It is located straight down at the end of the hall, last door on the right. If your child is newborn through 3 years old, this is the place for them. Rest assured they will be well cared for and should any reason arise, a worker will come find you. Any child that has reached age 3 and is bathroom trained can also go to the 3 year old class downstairs, located through the left hand door just before the water fountains.

Where would we and our children go during the different services?

During Sunday School:

There are classes for ages 3-5 downstairs in the main building, (enter the side door to the church) The stairs are found through the left hand door just before the water fountains. 

The elementary school ages 1st through 6th grade are located in class rooms upstairs, through the right hand door just before the water fountains.

For students 7-12th grade there are classes in the Family Center across the parking lot, up the stairs located in the gym.

Young adults meet in the Family Center across the parking lot, in the room through the doors on the left, at the end of the hall.

The adult class meets in the main sanctuary.

During Morning Service:

Super church takes place for ages 5-12 in the Family Center in the room at the end of the hall on the left. Those who are in the main building will be walked over by their teachers after Sunday School. Some parents prefer to have their children join them in the main sanctuary instead to worship as a family, in which case the child would need to be picked up by a parent from their Sunday school classroom if they are too young to find their own way.

Sunday Evening Services:

A nursery is provided for children through 3 years old. All others worship with their families in the sanctuary. 

Thursday Evening Services:

A nursery is provided for children through 3 years old. Patch the Pirate for elementary age children meets at 7pm in the Family Center. All others worship in the sanctuary.

What if I can not attend services- can I view them live or archived on the internet?

We stream our services live and provide an archive of the services for the past 30 days. Please go here to see how to access these.

What are the various ministries in your church?

We have a variety of ministries in which members can become involved and you can find a list of them with descriptors in the Ministries section of our website.

Are there activities for the youth?

Besides the Sunday School classes and Super Church, we also have :

  • a children's choir that meets on occasion to prepare for special presentations 

  • Vacation Bible School for a week in August

  • Teen activities including meeting Friday evenings twice a month, attending Teen Jubilees, participating in community service  and mission projects, having All Night events, going to fun parks, to just name a few.

  • For the elementary grades there is Patch the Pirate, a program geared towards that level to study truths in the Bible, memorize verses, learn songs, etc. which meets on Thursday nights during the service. 

What are some of the special events during the year?

  • Mission Conference

  • Preacher Fellowship and Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Anniversary Picnic

  • Ladies Christmas tea

  • Mid winter Church Potlucks

  • Special Music presentations by the Choir

  • Vacation Bible School

What do you do as outreach to the  surrounding community and beyond?

  • Saturday visitation

  • Nursing home ministry

  • Family Fall Festival for the community in October

  • Open gym time for area teens

  • Adopt a Child for Christmas

  • Support Missionaries around the world 

  • Home visits by Sunday School teachers

  • Live Stream of services

  • Deaf ministry

  • Vacation Bible school

What is there for adults beyond attending services?

  • Ladies go on shopping/luncheon excursions and have get-togethers like the Christmas tea and gift exchange. There is also a group which meets for fellowship and study called the JOY ladies.

  • Prime-timers is a group for those who have reached Senior status (55 and older).  Spouses who have not reached the age are of course welcome. They have monthly events, for ex: ferry rides to local islands for lunch and hiking, game days, visiting museums, barbecue at members' homes, and going to Boston for the day on the train.

  • Adults are involved in all areas of the church. There are many ministries to choose from - check out the Ministries list.

  • Work days to do deep cleaning and maintenance inside and out of the church.

  • Men's prayer breakfasts- a time of fellowship, good eating and prayer with other men who love the Lord.

  • The Young Adults group gathers together for various activities.

I forgot when something was going on- how do I find out?

There is a Calendar which is updated weekly, including special notices on events.  You may also check on our Facebook page for reminders of upcoming events.

You can also find out how some past events went in the Past events and view some photos from various events in the Gallery.

What if a church or a specific event gets cancelled- how do I find that out?

Check on the Welcome and Calendar pages for special updates on upcoming events and alerts like snow cancellations. There will also be notices posted on our Facebook page.