Sunday: One worship service

Aug. 30

Sid BattsSenior Pastor Sid Batts is our preacher Sunday during our one worship service:

  • 10:45 am Sanctuary service (and online). Our Rejoice! service returns Sept. 6.

Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20 and Matthew 25:14-25:28

Sermon: Called for Purpose  |  See Bulletin (pdf)



Elder ordination

We have only one worship service Sunday (Sanctuary, 10:45 am) so we can install our new class of elders, which we elected in March. Elders-elect who have never served before will be ordained as well.

Sing with Summer Choir

Summer Choir leads worship in our 10:45 am Sanctuary service. The choir welcomes new singers. A brief rehearsal begins at 9:45 am in the Sanctuary.

Live streaming

We offer a live stream of our 10:45 am Sanctuary service each Sunday.

Mobile, too: If you'd like to watch on your smart phone or tablet, download the free Livestream app (free account required): Apple iOS | Android

Children and youth

Regular Church School classes do not meet in the summer; instead, elementary-age children gather in the children's area of the Welcome Center for activities with their families. The activities are self-guided, so the children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult.

Adult Church School

Most adult classes are also on summer break, and the following 9:30 am activities invite everyone:

  • YMBC in Redhead Hall: This week Prof. Sandie Gravett concludes "Justice, Mercy and Other Ethical Dilemmas."
  • Seekers in Main 125, located beneath the Sanctuary: This class continues a study of Revelation.

Please bring school supplies

Continuing throughout August and September, our children and youth will be collecting art and school supplies for children in our community (and in Hondorus) can have what they need to begin the school year. Place your donations in the bins in the Life Center. More information here.

Parking assistance

The Parking Assistance Ministry team (PAM) has spaces on both sides of Greene street reserved for our members and visitors with special needs. PAM volunteers can assist with guiding you to appropriate parking. If you are being driven to church, you may be dropped off at the Greene Street entrance while your driver parks.

Upcoming Sundays

Sept. 13: 8:30 am worship service schedule returns, along with our full Church School schedule; we will celebrate with fun, games and food trucks.

Sept. 27: Kids Disciple Club (for children in grades 3-5) kicks off the new year with an afternoon at Camp Weaver, located off Young's Mill Road. The $20 cost includes lake activities (paddle boating, swimming, etc.), archery and snacks. Please note that we will not be providing transportation to the camp. You can register and submit payment here.

Oct. 4: World Communion Sunday; other Communion dates coming up are:

  • Jan. 10, 2016
  • April 3, 2016
  • July 10, 2016

Oct. 25: Reformation Sunday