First Time Visiting?
Welcome, we’re glad to have you join us. Our church is a mid sized church family made up of people who regard this church as a second home. We encompass church goers who attend regularly to those who come occasionally…those who are fluent in religion to curious first time attendees. We’re introverts and extroverts, people with singing voices and those whose talents lie elsewhere. We look forward to meeting you.
- Dress is casual
- Before service, you will be greeted by our ushers who along with providing you a bulletin can answer questions for you. If needed, you can reach out to our church office for more specific concerns and a member of the Diaconate will be in contact with you.
- Service is about 1 to 1-1/4 hour long beginning at 10:00 am. Our service is Worship that blends music, liturgy, prayer, and scriptural based sermon in an embrace of community.
- We’re hoping that though the form of our service may be new to you, you experience God’s presence here. Participate at the pace you are comfortable with. It should go without saying but, be yourself.
- We close each worship service with a benediction circle. Creating a hand in hand circle around the perimeter of the sanctuary for a spoken and sung benediction.
- Afterwards, we offer coffee hour in fellowship hall.
Ways to Connect:
Sometimes we are in need of care and comfort, and other times we would like to extend kindness and support to others. Church participation is both active and receptive, a dance in mutuality. We’d like to offer a few suggestions.
- Meet up with a diaconate member. They can assist in making initial introductions at a Sunday service.
- The “Greeting” portion of our morning service is a derivation of the ancient Hebrew greeting of “Shalom” bestowing peace or wholeness. This blessing is a gift of God the Father. We receive universal flourishing by being redeemed in Christ. Our greetings to one another remind us that we come together as brothers and sisters in the church, blessed and we send forth that blessing into the world.
- Share a concern or joy in weekly pastoral prayer. This is a wonderful way to begin to know each other. We have an ongoing prayer list for the greater Conway area listed on the back of our bulletin. In addition, we have a small group of prayer warriors who hold private longer term concerns.
- Have a talk with Rev. John Hughes. He is a warm experienced listener, an engaging story teller, and can explain theological concepts in a way that is both understandable and memorable.
- Meet with us during coffee fellowship following the service. In this extended time, we get the opportunity to participate in each other’s lives, to commune with one another.
- Attend a Men’s or Women’s Bible Study Group to deepen your understanding of the Bible.
- As we are service oriented, there are many ways to connect to the church and the community at large. Whether it is serving as an usher, working in the Food Pantry, or peeling potatoes for a Church Supper; we give beneficence that we first receive from God.