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What to expect when you attend worship

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Here are some of the frequent questions we have recieved. If you have any question, feel free to call the office at 248-625-1611.


  • What should I wear?

    Wear what you are comfortable wearing. People wear anything from jeans and T-shirts to dresses and suits. Many people wear business casual.


  • When should I arrive?

    You will need some time to park and walk into the building, get your bulletin (order of worship) from the usher and take a seat, so plan to arrive 10 minutes early.

    If you are bringing your children to Sunday School, you may want to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to complete the sign-in paperwork and to meet the teacher(s). More Informaiton


  • Where do I park?

    We have a large parking lot on the west and north sides of our church; however, if you are a first-time visitor, you may park in one of the marked visitor parking spots just outside the sanctuary.


  • Is the building accessible? What about hearing or vision aids?
    • Handicap parking is available.
    • There are wheelchair/walker ramps both inside and outside the building, and elevators service other floors.
    • We offer sign language interpretation at the 11 a.m. worship service.
    • Assisted listening devices are available from the ushers, as are large-print Bibles and hymnals.
    • Restrooms are located just outside of the sanctuary.

  • What can I expect?
    • Coffee may be brought into the sanctuary. You can find coffee at Front Porch Coffee in the Gathering Space, between the front doors and the sanctuary.
    • Worship services, which are held on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., are about 1 hour long.
    • Ushers and greeters are available to answer questions.
    • At the beginning of the service, there is a time for news and announcements, where we also pass the attendance pads, located in each pew. Simply sign and pass the attendance pad from the center aisle toward the outside aisle. Once the attendance pad has reached the outside aisle, please pass it back to the center aisle. You are encouraged to see who else has signed the attendance pad . Perhaps you’ll recognize someone’s name.
    • Our church sings traditional hymns accompanied by organ and piano. Hymnals are in the pews and lyrics are on large screens in the front of the sanctuary.
    • We say the Lord’s Prayer together each week. The words are provided on the screens at the front of the sanctuary.
    • In our church, those who are physically comfortable doing so stand during hymns and certain other parts of the service.
    • Occasionally, there are musical performances during the holy seasons around Easter and Christmas.
    • After service, there are coffee and cookies and time to connect with the pastors and others in the Gathering Space. Here, clergy would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • What does the church offer for children on Sundays?
    • There is a nursery for infants and toddlers staffed by volunteers who will care for your children while you attend worship.
    • Children’s Sunday School for kindergarten through 8th grade occurs during worship. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign children into the nursery or Sunday School – or you can register in advance through the website. Online Registration
    • We also welcome children of all ages in worship. Activity bags are available from the ushers. Parents are welcome to step in and out of the sanctuary during worship.

  • Do I give money when I visit? How much?

    An offering is taken by ushers passing plates during the service. Although you are never obligated to give, an opportunity to support the ministry of the church is available. Every gift is meaningful and can help support the good works of the church. Some members of the church give electronically, rather than in the offering plate. Whether you add anything to the offering plate or not, just take the offering plate and pass it along to the next person in your pew.


  • Who may take communion?
    • We serve communion on the first Sunday every month.
    • We have an open table for communion, meaning that we welcome all persons of all religious backgrounds to participate in communion, as well as children.
    • We serve white grape juice, not wine.
    • Ushers will direct each row to come to the front to take a piece of bread, dip it in the cup of juice, eat the bread/juice and then return to their pew.
    • Gluten-free bread is available from the communion servers at the front and center of the pulpit.

  • How can I get more information?
    • If you have any questions about Sunday School, where to get an assisted listening device, etc., please ask an usher.
    • A hard copy of the Chimes newsletter is in the Gathering Space (the area between the main doors and the sanctuary). The newsletter has more information about activities throughout the month. The Chimes newsletter is also available on the website. Chimes Newsletter
    • Here is a link to past sermons. Sermon Archives

Directions

The sanctuary is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for those who need a quiet place to pray.