What To Expect On Your First VisitYou will find a warm, friendly, and accepting place for nurturing your children, seeing friends, and continuing your spiritual journey.
Do we proselytize? Heavens, no!
How do you find us?Easy, visit our map and directions page.
Park on Main Street or Baxter Ave.
Handicap parking and entrances are shown above.
Map and Directions
What is the dress code?Dress is casual. Some choose to wear jeans and a casual shirt, while others dress more formally. Wear what is most comfortable for you.
ParkingParking is on Main Street in front of the church, or on Baxter Ave -- a side street to the left of the church. (see map).
Handicap AccessibilityPlease see photo for handicapped parking space near the entrance. The Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall are on the ground level and our handicapped accessible rest rooms are found there.
Prior to the ServicePeople begin arriving as early as 9:45 AM for the service, which begins at 10:00 AM. You will be welcomed as you enter our church. Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to pick up a name tag, a packet of information about our church, and to sign our visitor guest book. In addition, visitors should pick up a copy of the "Order of Service" which describes the service in detail.
The ServiceA few minutes before the service begins the cvhurch rings a bell reminding people that the service is about to start. The service begins with a welcome by the worship leader. At this point, first time visitors, who feel comfortable doing so, voluntarily introduce themselves. Of course, no attention is called to visitors who choose not to do this. This is followed by announcements of general interest to the congregation from committee members and the like.
Next are Opening Words, Lighting of the Chalice (learn more), and an opening Hymn.
"Candles of Joy and Concern" follows -- a tradition where anyone who cares to do so is invited to light a candle and speak briefly, at the front of the sanctuary, about a personal joy or concern. The subjects are varied and range from very light hearted to tearfully serious and intimate. Candles of Joy and Concern is an especially nice part of the service and unique to our faith.
Next in order are Readings, the Offering, Musical and Silent Meditation followed by the morning Sermon. A Hymn, Closing Words and Extinguishing the Chalice conclude the service.