In a word: “Yes.” We truly welcome all to come as you are and join us on your journey of life. We take that invitation very seriously. If you have had a relationship with Jesus your whole life, we welcome you to unite with us and we will join you on your walk of faith and as we grow together. If you haven’t confessed faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and just want to find out more about giving your life over to him, we welcome you begin that journey. Each Sunday we will give you the opportunity to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior.
What is worship like?
Our worship service is fairly traditional, but also casual. We begin our worship together on Sunday mornings at 10:45 AM with a hymn and some praise music. The service is a mix of singing, prayer, special music, collection of offering, and each Sunday we share in communion to which all who confess faith in Jesus Christ are welcome to partake. Communion is our way of reenacting and remembering Jesus’ practice of welcoming all people to God’s table. In addition, our pastor offers a message each week in a style that is informal, conversational, and thought-provoking. The service usually ends by noon.
How should I dress?
We believe that God is more interested in the focus of our hearts more than in how we look when we come to worship, so there’s no particular dress code at FCC. On Sunday mornings, our friends and members come dressed in everything from a suit and tie to shorts and t-shirts or jeans. Please feel free to dress as you choose. Be comfortable. Come as you are.
How many people will be there?
Our typical Sunday worship attendance is around 150.
Does it cost to attend?
No. Each Sunday we invite those present to contribute to an offering which helps to support the ministries of the church, but this is a responsibility of our membership, please don’t feel obligated to contribute.
Will I be singled out as a visitor?
While we will be thrilled to have you join us, and you will be greeted by some members of our congregation, we will not single you out or ask you to stand or say anything. We want you to be comfortable so that you are free to have a meaningful spiritual experience while you are worshiping with us.
Who are the Disciples of Christ?
We are a mainline Protestant denomination much like Presbyterians or Methodists with our origins going back to the American frontier. Throughout our history we have valued the autonomy of the local church (congregations choose their own pastors and make their own decisions.) We value study of scripture but do not believe any one person or group has a corner on the “right” way to interpret the Bible. We come to our understanding of scripture by studying, questioning, and exploring the text together. We value the centrality of communion and welcome all people to the table. We recognize and honor baptisms from other Christian traditions.
Do I have to be Christian to participate?
Our church community is enriched by people with many different thoughts and experiences of faith. Some of us have been Christians all our lives. Others of us come to this church by way of other faith traditions or perhaps no faith experience at all. We welcome diversity and believe that we can only grow by sharing and learning from those who have different thoughts, questions, and ideas about faith.
What do you offer for children?
We love having children as part of our church community. Your child is welcome to stay with you in worship. We love having children in our sanctuary. A crying baby or wiggling child only helps to enhance our experience of being a family. We do offer a beautiful nursery staffed to allow you to trust that your baby or toddler will be cherished and cared for. We also offer and wonderful bible based experienced called Orange. You can see more about Orange on our children’s page. We have a check in station right inside the covered entrance with members ready to introduce you to our safe and secure children’s worship area.
Is your building accessible?
Yes. Our building is completely handicapped accessible. You will find Deacons (members of our church with name tags willing and ready to help you) at our entrances that can help get you to the right place.
What about parking?
We have plenty of parking and if you are a visitor we encourage you to park in our special visitor parking spaces to the left of our covered entrance.
Do you have questions about what to expect as you visit our church? We hope the answers below to some of the more common questions we hear will help. You can also visit our Sundays and Wednesdays pages for more details about our programs.