What to Expect on Sundays
Our Sunday morning service starts at 10:30 am. Yet, many people arrive early to talk over coffee or tea. Or volunteer to setup.
Our worship gathering typically includes both new and traditional songs (i.e. hymns), prayer, reading of Scripture, congregational readings and a thoughtful Biblical message. The worship time typically ends around 11:35 am. We also serve communion on the first Sunday of every month.
There is no dress code. You’ll notice an array of clothing preferences among the congregation and leaders. There’ll be a few ties, some shorts and even a sari or two. Please feel free to dress however you’d like according to your own personal or cultural preference.
On a typical Sunday, people stay after the service for 30 minutes or more. Coffee and tea and a variety of cookies or snacks are served. There are several great restaurants within walking distance for a lunch with friends or getting to know someone you just met.
What about the kids?
A nursery is provided for infants through 5 years for the entire service. And during the service, we have a Sunday School program for children 6 years through 13.
The children get to participate in age-focused Bible teaching, as well as snacks, songs, Bible memory verses and play time. Our desire in this ministry is to assist Christian parents in giving their children a Biblical foundation and to help them grow in their love for God and others.
We also want to give parents of young children the opportunity to worship without distraction.
If you have any questions about our children’s program or how your child might fit, please send us a message and we will help answer your questions.
Is your church traditional or contemporary?
Because we have members from all over the world, we find they bring with them a rich variety of denomination, traditions, and experiences. We work to organize gatherings and worship services that reflect this diversity. We are bringing our community – God’s family – together in worship.
We sing a variety of old and new choruses, old and new hymns, even some traditional hymns sung to new tunes. Our services are a wonderful blend of Scripture readings, prayers, singing, congregational responses, and a morning message.
We believe it is a sin to bore people with God’s truth, when God makes it so exciting. We work hard at making our worship services and our sermons varied, relevant and thought inspiring.
One of our main emphases is on the expatriate experience. Many of the old Testament characters were expatriates living and working in a land foreign to them. We believe that a foreign living experience, with its challenges and discomforts, can help us grow spiritually.