Have you ever wondered about what actually happens in the church on Sunday? What will you see and hear when you first step through the doors? It’s kind of like the first day of school – What will happen? Who will I see? Will I make friends?
Well, first of all, you are not alone! I think that everyone feels that way at some point.
As you walk through the entrance (and get a fresh cup of coffee!), you’ll see people of all ages, with different experiences, careers and dreams, and wearing everything from suits and ties (a few) to casual clothes (more common). And chances are, some of them will say “hi” to you again throughout the morning.
If you have children, you can walk down the hallway to the right (past the library), and at the end you’ll see lots of people wearing blue t-shirts – those are our children’s ministry volunteers, and you can ask them anything (preferably about children’s ministry!). We would be glad to have your children (grades K-5) or your youth (grades 6-12) join our age-specific activities during the morning. And of course, they are welcome in the main auditorium too.
Finally, as you walk into the main auditorium, you’ll be greeted by an usher who will give you a bulletin (a church word for “program”), and you can sit anywhere you want to. Each Sunday morning service (both the 9:15 and 11:00 services are identical) is about an hour and fifteen minutes long, and you’ll experience community singing, prayer and teaching from the Bible.
If you have any questions, just ask somebody. If the other person is a Westwooder, they’ll probably be able to help you, but if they are new like you that’s great too, as you’ve just made a new friend!
I hope to see you on Sunday – if you are able to hang around after the service, be sure to track me (or another of the leaders who’ll you see up front) down and introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting you!