What to Expect When You Visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating? Here is some information to help you know what to expect when you come.
Where do I park?
We are an inner-city church, and our parking is sometimes difficult to find. There is a small lot behind our main building. There are spaces there designated for the handicapped and others who may need a space near the building. However, there are also spaces available to all, but they usually go fast. Occasionally, we have to double park on this lot. When this happens we work to get everyone out of the lot quickly once the service ends. However, if you don't want to risk being double-parked you may want to consider the following additional options.
You are welcome to park at Palm d'Olive Restaurant at the corner of McCausland and Plateau (one block south of us). This is an ample lot and you can usually find a free space.
Parking is legal on McCausland Avenue on weekends, so feel free to park on the street in front of the building.
You can also park on Horner Avenue, (one block north of us). There are usually plenty of places available.
How do I find the worship service?
There are two buildings on our campus. One is visible from McCausland and the other is not. The annex building, behind our main building is where we currently meet for Sunday morning worship. Our main building is beautiful, but we are in the process of working to make it more accessible. When you arrive, you can enter at the lower level door of the main building, and then walk through the main building out to the annex. You can also walk down the driveway on the south side of the main building. Greeters will be present to assist you.The annex is handicapped accessible.
Is there a Nursery/Childcare? We have a very nice, modern nursery on the ground floor of the main building. The door to the nursery is very close to the entrance to the annex building so your children are very nearby. Currently the nursery is available for children birth to 5 during our Sunday service. When you check your child in, you will receive a pager, so you can be notified if your child needs you.
In the nursery, we also have a room that mother's can use for nursing. The room can be darkened to provide a serene atmosphere for a fussy child. You can also listen to the worship service if you'd like via a monitor.
We do not currently have childcare for older children, but we hope to very soon.
How do people dress?
We don't make an issue of your clothing. You will find people dressed in their Sunday best, and others dressed quite casually.
What is the service like?
Our service is very simple by design. We sing together and then listen to the preaching of God's Word. Our music is mostly traditional, but we do use more contemporary music at times. The accompaniment is usually by piano, but sometimes it may be by acoustic guitar. Our focus is not so much on musical style, but on lyrical content. We also choose songs for corporate worship that most people find singable. We want our music to glorify Christ and unite us in song.
The preaching is expositional. Our pastor works his way verse-by-verse through the books of the Bible allowing us to understand the Word in its literary and historical context, and allowing the Bible to speak for itself.