609 Route 82 Hopewell Jct. , NY 12533 (845)227-7832
Visting? What to Expect.
It can be a little uncomfortable
visiting a venue such as a church for the first time, but if we let you know up
front what to expect we think it should make it easier for you.
We are somewhat of an informal kind
of church, so don't be surprised to see people dressed very comfortably (even
We start with some music, focused of
course on God, played in a more or less contemporary style. Our children stay with us in the Sanctuary for
the worship and then are dismissed to their classes at an appropriate
time.We sing worship songs for 20-30
minutes. A time of silence is often observed after the last song, and someone
from the congregation, who is released by the pastors to do so, may give an
encouragement (a brief prophetic type pronouncement).This is followed by a prayer from one of our
worship team members.
An individual will step up to the
podium to reference the ?Connection Cards? you were given on your arrival.We give all those in attendance these cards so
that members and visitors alike may sign-up or request more information about
happenings in our church.This time will
include some announcements for things coming up.Just after the announcements are completed we
often preface our pastor?s talk with a short video relating to the morning?s
topic, then a pastor will bring that mornings (sermon/homily/message).
At the end of the service the
speaker will reference an ?Action Step? which appears on the back of everyone?s
Connection Cards to check off if they so intend, and then the cards are
collected by our Ushers.There usually
is an invitation to any who would like prayer for whatever they need?this is
done by coming forward and having one of our ?Prayer Team? members pray for
whatever is asked.
Depending on the service all this
can last anywhere from 1.25 to 1.5 hours.
Hope this helps, we really look
forward to meeting you, so please stick around afterwards and introduce
yourself to one of our Pastors.