We are one Body of Christ and yet worship in two pretty distinctive ways. Our mission statement says it all. We are a vibrant, inclusive Christian community that is growing in faith, love, health and service. Our worship experiences reflect all of that.
Our 9:00am service is less traditional, very relaxed, coffee-friendly, family friendly, and with a great band. The music is interwoven throughout the message. There is the feeling that we are worshipping in the family room with that kind of repartee and that kind of relaxed feeling. Pastor Brad is open to comments throughout the message. He often asks for a response. There is a deep, wonderful, joyous relationship between Brad, the congregation and the Praise Band. It is truly a “come as you are” time, and without exception, everyone is welcome – and we really mean everyone.
The 11:00 service is a bit more traditional. There is an excellent robed choir, organ and piano, hymns with a few other kinds of songs mixed in; a Call to Worship and regular order to the service that reflects the traditional United Methodist history. That said, it is also somewhat relaxed in a kind of more traditional Northwest style. It’s very comfortable and like first service, anyone and everyone is welcome.
During both worship services, there are activity clipboards available in the narthex by the usher station for children of all ages to use during the service. We also have a family room where there is room to move and toys and activities that is sound proof.
Our Nursery is staffed with warm and nurturing adults and youth and is available for babies through age 3 and is open the entire morning.
After children’s time during the 8:50 worship service only, children will be released to Kid’s Club. Kid’s club is different each week, but is always fun. Kids’ Club is simply a time where the kids get together during the first worship service after children’s time to be in fellowship. Sometimes we play games, do an art project and get to know the adults of church when they share a part of their story and passion.
From Kid’s club they will get a snack and go straight into music time and then Sunday School. Sunday school ends around 10:50.