It can be confusing finding your way around a new group of people and one of the most common challenges is not knowing what they are talking about! So, we have included this guide to what is meant when certain terms are used. We hope that just seeing a few definitions will help you understand us better and make it easier for you to feel welcome. This guide will continue to be updated regularly to better assist you in becoming a member at our table.
Church – The Church is the people who love and follow God. The building we meet in might also be called the church, but it is not a “church” until it has people in it.
Gathering – Join us on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm for the most fun, Biblical, and encouraging thing we do all week. We meet in our fellowship hall, bringing whatever we have to share at the table. Sometimes we end up with a full-course dinner. Sometimes it’s all deserts with a bag of chips. The important thing is that we gather together in a casual, relaxed atmosphere with Jesus in the middle of whatever we end up doing. When the evening is over, we head home with that warm feeling that comes after you’ve spent time with good friends, and the Friend who sticks closer than a brother!
Homecoming – If you were to look up the word “homecoming” in your dictionary you may find something like this: “The return of a group of people usually on a special occasion to a place formerly frequented or regarded as home.” We have had the privilege and opportunity to minister to so many people over the years, and this is our opportunity to make contact with some of you that have “moved on!” We celebrate Homecoming each year, taking the time to look back over the blessings of the past year and forward into the future with anticipation for what the Lord is going to do in the year to come. It is also a time for those who have been a part of our church body in the past to “come home” and join us to celebrate their time as a part of our congregation. We pray that you will come to worship and celebrate even if you don’t have a church home because you may find one here!
Worship – Is the act of adoring and honoring God through corporately singing songs and praying to God.