We would love for you to join us for worship on Sunday! Below are a few frequently asked questions that we hope will help you feel more at home on your first visit.
What time is worship?
Worship begins at 9:30 A.M. in the sanctuary and lasts about an hour.
What should I wear?
Some people wear dresses and skirts, suits, ties, and shirts, while others wear jeans or shorts. What truly matters is how we clothe our hearts, so come as you are. Whatever you wear, you will be welcomed here!
Where should I park?
We have plenty of parking available in the rear of the church building. If there are no spots available, you may park along the street in front of the building.
What door should I use?
There are several ways to enter the building, but they will all get you to the same place! In the back of the building, right off the parking lot, there is a door that will let you in downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Use this door if you need to drop off a child in the nursery before worship. Otherwise, on your first visit, please feel free to enter through the doors at the very front of the building, just off the main driveway. These will put you in at the back of the sanctuary, where ushers will be waiting to greet you.
Is there handicapped accessibility?
There are two handicapped parking spaces in the circular drive in front of the building. On the left-hand side of the building is a ramp that provides wheelchair accessibility to the sanctuary. In the rear of the building, you will find a ramp that provides access to the Fellowship Hall.
Is there nursery care?
Nursery care is provided during worship, from 9:15 to 10:45 for children up to four years old. The nursery is located on the lower level of the building, just off the Fellowship Hall. We have a nursery supervisor on staff who is there every Sunday, providing a fun, safe, and consistent presence for the kids. Get more information about nursery care.
Am I allowed to take communion?
Yes! We invite anyone who places their faith in Jesus Christ and seeks his strength to share in communion with us. You don’t have to be a member of St. John’s or even a Presbyterian. Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month, although the way in which we serve it varies. Sometimes we pass trays of bread and grape juice around the sanctuary, while other times we invite you to come forward, take a piece of bread, and dip it in the cup. If you are physically unable to come forward, we will bring communion to you.
Do I have to give an offering?
No. The offering provides a way for our members to support the life and ministry of the church. If you feel led to contribute, you certainly may, but please don’t feel like you have to. You are our guest. Allow us to bless you.
How do I become a member?
Just talk to our pastor. Joining the church is a simple process, because we want you to be a part of this community! Inquirer’s classes are held occasionally throughout the year.
What about baptism?
As Presbyterians, we baptize people of all ages, from infants to adults. If you have never been baptized, or if you would like your child baptized, talk to our pastor. He will discuss the meaning of baptism with you and talk about why you desire baptism. If you have already been baptized, we do not believe that you need to be baptized again, although we can help you reaffirm the promises made in your baptism to mark a spiritual awakening in your life. Again, just talk to our pastor, and he can help you through this process.
If you have any questions that we did not answer here, please feel free to contact the church office.