We understand that visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating. We want to make things as comfortable as possible for you when you join us, so we put together this guide of what you can expect.
When You Arrive
The first thing you'll notice is that you'll be greeted at the door by a friendly face. The person greeting you will be wearing a lanyard and a tag with their name on it. Feel free to ask them anything you want. They are there to help!
If you have children between the ages of newborn through 3rd grade, we offer age-appropriate ministry for them to make sure that they hear about Jesus in language that they can understand! For more info on our children's ministry, Restore Kids, you can go to this page, or go here for information on what you and your kids can expect during worship.
At any time, you can grab a bagel or make yourself a coffee or some tea.
We like to keep things simple. We'll sing songs together that are led by our band and focus on Jesus. The music is on the loud side. We want you to feel comfortable singing at the top of your lungs without worry that your neighbor is listening to you! We hope that this time of singing is participatory because we pick songs that we think are going to be worth getting "stuck in your head" throughout the week!
After a time of singing, we take an offering. We do this as an act of worship, as our members give back to God a portion of all that he's given to us. If that's foreign to you, please pass the plate on by and don't put anything in. We're just glad you're here with us!
After the offering we'll have a time of preaching. The message is biblically based and seeks to make Jesus the hero–because He is! (Good news! You can check out some sermons before you come. Click here for a list of available sermons.)
At Restore, we celebrate two sacraments: baptism and communion. Baptisms happen on a scheduled basis, and we take communion together on the first Sunday of the month. Communion is celebrated by inviting the congregation to come forward to take the bread and the juice. We invite everyone who understand the significance of Jesus life, death, and resurrection to come forward and take communion.