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who we are


What kind of people go to this church?

People just like you. We're businesspeople, union workers, seniors, children, families with children, empty nesters, teens, singles,

babies and grandparents. Some of us are new to the community, and some of us have lived here all of our lives. We're a diverse group of ages, races, educational levels, occupations and interests. But where it really matters, we all agree: God has offered us His unconditional, overwhelming love.

We're not perfect. Only God is. The Church exists for broken people who need His love, grace and forgiveness.

What are your worship gatherings like?

In a word, relevant: every thing we do in our worship gatherings is done with real life in mind. We sing songs that are current, and

timeless hymns with contemporary arrangements. Sermons speak to life in the marketplace, on the job, in the home and in the

classroom. Words that describe our worship services are authentic, inspiring, edifying, and enlightening. Our Sunday morning gatherings last about 75 minutes.

More important is this question: "What does God get out of our worship services?" Worship really isn't about us. It is all about telling a faithful and grace-giving God how much we love Him. We hope the face of God smiles when we gather to worship Him. This is our earnest desire.

We also offer "PowerHouse" worship service for children simultaneously during the adult worship service.

What do you offer the various members of my family?

How much time do you have? We have ministries for children, teens, adults and seniors. There are groups of people that meet to learn, to serve, to grow and just to be friends.

Be sure to visit the children's ministry page and the teen ministry page to see more of our ministries.

What is the music like?

In all candor, that all depends on who you ask. We're not quite edgy enough for some, and too raucous for others. Having said

that, we lean far more contemporary than traditional.

Will anyone bombard me with questions?

Our hope is that you will be greeted at the door by a friendly face and directed to the Worship Center and Children’s Worship areas. During the service, we ask that you sign the Guest Card in your seat with your name and address so we have record of your visit. You are also invited to stop by the Welcome Center at the end of the service.

Is someone going to try to get me to pray out loud?


What do I wear?

Wear what you'd like. We believe God is more concerned about the inside of a person, rather than the outside. You'll find a person in jeans sitting next to a person in a tie here. We're focused on setting a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that will allow anyone to experience God.

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