We know it's not easy visiting a church for the first time. You may be asking yourself questions such as: Am I really welcome? Will I be conspicuous? How do I dress? Will my kids like it? Will they ask me for money? Am I welcome if I am not sure I believe? We want your visit to be stress free and fun, so here is a quick overview of what to expect at our church:
The main doors of our church are at the rear of the building as you arrive from Princeton Road. Just inside the doors is an information booth with friendly people to help with any questions you may have. If you have kids with you, they can help answer questions about our children’s Sunday school classes or nursery. Wear whatever you like, jeans are fine and everyone is welcome!
To your left as you walk in you’ll see our café area. We offer free gourmet coffee or tea, and have fancier coffee drinks or other snacks for sale. Once you've poured your coffee, feel free to take it into the main worship auditorium. We're OK with that.
If you have kids we can help you find the great children’s programs we offer. You are always welcome to take your kids into the services with you, but most of our kids really prefer the kids' programs. We have developed a good security system so you will know that your kids are safe and well cared for.
We have two services with meaningful, yet high-energy worship, followed by a welcome and prayer. Our lead pastor, Ken Ritz, will give a message that is based on the Bible and relevant to daily life. The teaching will last about 30-35 minutes and we generally end the service with prayer and a song. The whole service is about 75 minutes. The 9:30 service takes place in the main sanctuary on the west end of the building and immediately off the lobby as you enter. The 11:30 service follows the same format, but is located on the opposite end of the building in a more contemporary environment we call "The Rock."
We are also currently sharing the building with Heirs Covenant Church, who have their service in the main sanctuary at 11:00am. As you arrive, we will have friendly faces in the lobby to welcome you and make sure you know how to get to your desired destination!
The music at Vineyard has a contemporary/modern feel (drums, guitars, keyboard, and vocalists.) You will enjoy learning new songs together with singing some old favorites.
As soon as we dismiss, you can pick up your kids from their classrooms and then stay around and enjoy some more coffee if you’d like, as you get to know some people.