Our church community gathers weekly on Sundays at 11am to worship God because of his grace in the gospel. We come to sing, pray, study the Bible, celebrate the Lord’s Supper, and to simply be together. We meet in the Great Hall at the Ambrose School on Locust Grove near Chinden. Though not affiliated with Ambrose, they rent their facility to us which provides a great location, easy access, and parking. Park anywhere in the lot and follow the signs for the south entry on Locust Grove.
As you walk in, greeters hand everyone a bulletin with that week’s songs, Scriptures, and prayers. We walk you through each component of the worship service so no one feels like an outsider. The worship includes historic forms with modern melodies and common language. Services typically last 75-90 minutes, and we linger afterwards to visit and catch up over coffee and donuts. You should always feel free to participate in worship or just sit and observe.
Unique Expectations During Covid
The Covid pandemic has lasted longer than most of us had predicted. As long as variants are in the news, we intend to remain in compliance with CDC guidelines in order to minimize risk and maintain a safe environment. Out of love for God and concern for our neighbors, friends, and those with whom we worship, the following safeguards are in place:
1. Masks are optional, and are available at the south entrance.
2. Rows of chairs are spaced further apart.
3. We now participate in communion by coming forward to receive the sacraments,
4. Please be considerate and respect the conscience of those who are reluctant to shake hands or give hugs.
5. If you have respiratory symptoms, or have recently tested positive for Covid, please stay home and watch us via livestream.
Our community worship is a mix of all ages. For children younger than five, we have a safe and secure nursery staffed with certified workers where kids have a range of age-appropriate toys and craft stations to play with. We use a Kid Check program for security. There is also a video feed of the worship live-streamed to the Conference Room at the end of the hallway for anyone who needs to step out of the service.
It can be intimidating just walking through the doors into a new social environment. We appreciate your willingness to try something new. We do not have a dress code–come as you are. Folks wear a mix of everything from a suit to a t-shirt and jeans–wear what you feel comfortable in.