WHAT TO EXPECT
What to Expect on Sundays?
People arrive early on Sunday mornings to talk over coffee or tea.
You’ll notice an array of clothing preferences among the congregation and leaders. People from all over the world wear their personal or cultural preferences.
Our service starts at 10:30 am. Our worship gathering includes several songs both new and old, prayer, reading of Scripture, congregational readings and a thoughtful Biblical message. The worship time typically ends around 11:35 am. We serve communion on the first Sunday of every month.
On a typical Sunday, people stay after the service for 30 minutes or more. Coffee and tea and a variety of cookies are served. There are several great restaurants within walking distance for a lunch with friends or getting to know someone you just met.
What about the kids?
A nursery is provided for infants through 5 years for the entire service.
During the service, we have a Sunday School program for children 6 years through 13.
This includes God-centered Bible teaching, as well as snacks, songs, Bible memory, and play time. Our desire in this ministry is to assist Christian parents in giving their children a Biblical foundation and to help them develop a love for God and for others.
We also want to give parents of young children the opportunity to worship without distraction.
Is your church traditional or contemporary?
We have members from all over the world. They bring with them a rich variety of denomination, traditions, and experiences. We work at worship services that reflect this diversity. We are bringing our community, God’s family together in worship. We sing a variety of old and new choruses, old and new hymns, even some traditional hymns sung to new tunes. Our services are a wonderful blend of Scripture readings, prayers, singing, congregational responses, and a morning message.
We believe it is a sin to bore people with God’s truth, when God makes it so exciting. We work hard at making our worship services and our sermons varied, relevant and thought inspiring. One of our main emphases is on the expatriate experience. Many of the old Testament characters were expatriates living and working in a land foreign to them. We believe that a foreign living experience, with its challenges and discomforts, can help us grow spiritually.