We know stepping into a church for the first time can be intimidating. We hope these questions and answers are helpful to you as you consider attending our church. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance. We hope to see you in worship soon!
What will happen when I visit the first time?
If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. If you want to check out the church "anonymously” for awhile, that’s fine by us! However, you can expect a "good morning" and an offer for a cup of coffee.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code in God's house. Some come right from work and wear their hospital scrubs or their office clothes. Feel free to come as you are. We're just glad you're here.
What about kids?
We love to have kids & young families join us! Please don't feel bad if kids get restless. They're kids - that's what they do. There are activity bags you can grab before you enter worship, children's books in the library, or you can take them in the nursery where you can see and hear the worship service.
Messiah Kids is available for children preschool (age 3) through 6th grade is offerd during the10:15am Sunday worship services throughout the school year.
Will I be able to follow the service?
We use screens in the front of church that show the hymns and order of worship. If you don't know the tune, just follow the words and when you feel comfortable, join in singing. It's not a performance - it's your personal praise of your Lord.
What about the offering?
The members of Messiah gather an offering out of thankfulness, not out of compulsion, from the blessings God has first given to us. This thank offering supports ministry in our city and around the world. We don't expect guests to contribute, so please don't feel pressured to do so.
What about communion?
In order to make sure everyone receives the sacrament to their spiritual benefit and not harm, we invite members to come forward. If you haven't communed with us before, please talk with the pastor before joining us.
Is Messiah handicap accessible?
Yes, Messiah is handicap accessible. All entrances have ramped access. There are no stairs to climb. There are special spaces available in the worship area for individuals or families with wheelchairs.