What to Expect When you Visit on a Sunday Morning
How Should I Dress?
Come however you feel is most appropriate for you. We have no dress code. Others in attendance will wear anything from jeans to a suit and tie.
Where do my kids go?
Infants and toddlers (ages 2 and 3) are cared for in two nursery rooms by carefully screened, loving volunteers each Sunday during the Worship Service. Parents are kept in contact via a pager system. Nursery workers can alert the parent if their child needs them for any reason. Children ages 2 and up engage in free play, have snacktime, are taught a Bible lesson, and make a craft while in nursery. As you come through the main entrance, these rooms are located through the foyer to the back left, down the 2nd hallway. They are the first rooms on your right and left.
Children ages 4 and up will join your family in our worship service. Children ages 4 through 4th grade will be dismissed after singing for an age appropriate Bible lesson in Children’s Church.
Our children’s safety is paramount. Each teacher and volunteer who works with children at FBC must be regular attendees who have completed our “Care of God’s Children” safety program and have passed a full background clearance.
What is our Worship Service Like?
Our Worship Service begins at 10:45am (10am in the summer). We begin with a scripture reading to unite our focus on the Lord. Immediately following is a time of Christ-centered worship through music led by our live worship team. Lyrics are conveniently displayed on a screen for each song we sing. The musical style is typically contemporary with occasional hymns. After worshiping through music, there is a time of prayer and announcements are given. Children children (ages 4 through 4th grade) are excused at this time to participate in an age appropriate Bible lesson at Children’s Church. A weekly offering is taken. Visitors should not feel obligated to give during offering. There is a short time for those in attendance to greet one another before a Biblically based sermon is given. A typical sermon is between 30-35 minutes. The service concludes with a final song. The first Sunday of each month, Communion is served and a special offering is taken to fund our Deacons ministry that provides help for those in need. Again, visitors should not feel obligated to give during this time. Don’t be too quick to leave after the service. Take some time to stop by our Connection Center to learn more about our church from a friendly church member. Pastors, elders, or deacons are available at the front of the sanctuary to pray with anyone. We hope you will worship with us soon and are blessed by your visit with us!
Sunday School (September-June)
Children two and up are taught in their respective age groups during the Sunday School hour. Teachers use a variety of hands-on activities to teach Bible verses and Bible stories. Find a greeter in the foyer for help finding the right class for your children.
For adults, typically there are two elective class choices, in addition to a prayer meeting. A greeter in the foyer will be glad to assist you in finding the class you are looking for. Sunday School is from 9:30am to 10:30am.