About our Worship Services
Our members are drawn from many different Christian denominations. Thus, you will find that our Sunday worship service is rather eclectic, combining elements from many Christian traditions. For example:
- Those who lead our service wear worship stoles, and we end each service with Holy Communion, practices followed by the more liturgical churches.
- During Communion, we offer personal prayer for those who wish — a practice drawn from less liturgical traditions.
- We sing both praise choruses and hymns from many different traditions.
- During hymns or special music some people may lift their hands to God, a practice drawn from traditions that emphasize spirit and celebration.
Although this eclectic approach may be different from what you’re used to, we are proud to be a church that sets aside differences about worship style and tradition, embracing the full range of Christian expression — uniting Christians from all different backgrounds!
You’re welcome to watch or listen to a sermon online — it’ll give you a taste of what the services are like. Soon, we’ll add more of the service, including worship music, to the webcast.
You will find that our sermons are Biblically based. We believe that Scripture is our primary guide for faith and practice, and should be the focus of spiritual instruction. Scripture readings during services are almost always taken from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Days and Times
Our worship services are held on Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00 am at 2950 East 55th Place.
Come as you are
Casual or dressed up — it’s up to you. We believe that the worship experience is much more important than what we wear. You will find some people in jeans and tee shirts, and others in suits with ties or in dresses. You won’t be out of place whether you decide to dress up or dress down.
We average about 150 in attendance for the 9:30 am Sunday service, and 250 for the 11:00 am service.
We offer a Nursery for infants and toddlers, and classes for children through age 16. See Children’s Programs for details.
If your schedule permits, we invite you to join us for a time of fellowship immediately following the Sunday worship services. This is a casual, non-structured time to talk and get acquainted. Refreshments are provided.
Order of Service
You can download the current issue of The Weekly News here on the sermon webcast page. These bulletins (programs) contain the order of service so you can follow along, an events calendar, and other news.