Your First Visit
Visiting a new church for the first time can be a daunting experience. Will they be friendly enough? Or “too friendly?” What follows is our guide to help you feel most comfortable to figure out your next steps.
On your first visit, you may want to arrive 10 – 15 minutes before the service starts, to get acclimated. All of our campuses are accessible.
Greeters near the front doors can assist you upon arrival and direct you to where you want to go. Please let our greeters know if you have any special needs that they can assist with. You will be invited to fill out a visitor card so that we can add you to our distribution lists.
Children are in the service for about the first 10-15 minutes, one of the ministers presents the Big Idea, and then we sing them and their teachers off to class.
Feel free to accompany your child to their class or have them stay with you in the sanctuary. Nursery Care is available during the service for infants through 3 years old, but feel free to keep your baby with you.
From the sermon, you’ll learn something new, be moved emotionally, and called to act on your values. You’ll hear themed music, have a chance to sing and ponder readings of the day.
People wear what they are comfortable in. This varies from “Sunday Best” to t-shirts, shorts and sandals, or anything in between.
After the service, you can stop by the Welcome Table, where Greeters are happy to answer questions, introduce you to the ministers, and provide literature.
You can also learn about the variety of short and long term Social Justice opportunities you can take advantage of, and meet new friends during hospitality.
Questions? Give us a call (713-526-5200) or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or just show up on Sunday and ask.
We hope to see you soon!