...Know, Grow, Go, Show, Sow
God created us to have relationship with Him, and our greatest spiritual need is to connect to Him. We do this in worship, where we praise and thank Him and receive His goodness, strength and love. We worship God as a community of believers with music and prayer, and we learn from His holy Word, the Bible. We know that worship is a family activity, and we strive to involve the entire family in the worship experience.
Nursery care is available during services, and children can participate in our children's worship program. We would love to have you join us in the worship experience.
Worship 8:15 am
For early risers, our 8:15 service includes the call to worship, hymns, message, and sung prayer responses. Features occasional special music.
Discipleship Hour 9:30 am
Our discipleship hour is a time to grab some complimentary coffee and bakery in our cafe, drop the kids and teens off at Sunday school classes, and dig deeper into your own faith in an adult Bible fellowship. (No worship service during this hour.)
Worship 10:45 am
This service features our choirs and a children's message. Our children's church program follows the children's message (see info at right).
We celebrate the Sacrament of Communion once a month. We believe the bread and wine indicate the spiritual presence of Christ and that we are sealed in His covenant when we take, eat, drink and remember His sacrifice on the cross. We invite everyone who wishes to draw closer to Christ to join us in communion.
Communion is served to seated attendees using individual cups of red wine and white grape juice and bite-sized pieces of bread on trays. Children old enough to understand communion are welcome to participate.
Advent and Christmas
Hanging of the Greens
Bring a change of clothes and stay after church on Sunday, November 29 for pizza and decorating the church for Advent. We will have fun decorating various rooms throughout the church. Don’t miss this great family event!
Church Event at Logos
Our annual fundraiser for the Church Library will be held on Monday, November 30, from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Logos Bookstore, 976 West Main St. (at Rt. 59) in Kent.
Logos Church Event is an opportunity to find great Christian-themed Christmas gifts, support our local Christian bookseller, and benefit our library. A percentage of sales that day will be credited to the Church Library for the purchase of new materials.
WISH Ladies’ Christmas Tea
Our women’s ministry is hosting it’s first ever Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 5 at 11:00 a.m. Ten ladies will host and decorate a table for the women of the church and guests as they enjoy “high tea.”
Advent Family Gathering
Sunday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m. Dinner, Chrismons, and Carols - This year we will continue our tradition of a pot luck meal in Heritage Hall, followed by craft-time for the family as we make Chrismons, traditional Christian symbols, to decorate the Christmas tree in the sanctuary. We will wrap up the evening with a good-old-fashioned Christmas Carol Sing.
We are opening our doors to the community for this fun, family friendly craft day on Saturday, December 12. Watch for more information in the November Vision, and other announcements around the church.
Adult Fellowship Christmas Dinner
Ed and Judy Biskner will be hosting the annual Chat ‘n Chew Christmas Dinner on Saturday, December 12 at 5:00 p.m. Watch for more information in the November Vision.
Christmas Eve Services
On Christmas Eve we will offer two services: a traditional service at 7:00 p.m., and an intimate, contemporary service at 11:00 p.m. Both services will include the candlelit singing of Silent Night.
LENT AND EASTER
We observe Lent with a communion service on Ash Wednesday that includes optional disposition of ashes. Holy week activities include Palm Sunday distribution of palms; Maundy Thursday observance; and a Good Friday tennebrae service. Easter celebration services are held at their usual Sunday morning times.
We offer these worship activities for children:
Children's Bulletins and Worship Bags are available from the ushers.
Children's Message – During the second worship service, toddlers-4th graders gather on stage for a fun message based on the day's scripture.
RESONATE – Following the children’s message in the second service, a children's church program based on the sermon is held in Heritage Hall for kids nursery - 6th grade.
Infants and Toddlers are welcome in the Nursery all Sunday morning.