About Us & FAQs
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. -Matthew 28:19-20
Frequently Asked Questions
- Come As You Are – There is no dress code, so please feel free to come as you are most comfortable. A few people may come dressed up, while others are very casual wearing jeans. We are more interested in what’s inside you rather than on what you wear.
- There is plenty of parking in the parking lot around our church, street parking is also available. Our church is handicapped accessible.
Prior to the Service
- Although our service does not start until 10:00am, people begin arriving as early as 9:00am. As you enter our building, you will be met by a Greeter who hands out the Bulletin and greets new visitors. There is a table with several pamphlets and other reading materials. We also have coffee available prior to the service.
- There are “Busy Bags” for children to play with during the service.
- We have restrooms located downstairs (baby changing station in women’s restroom). We have a chairlift in the front stairwell for people needing assistance/wheelchair accessible (our greeters can help you with this). We provide audio assistance for the hearing impaired from our audio technician Don.
- Our Service style on Sunday morning is a mix of traditional and contemporary, so there is something for everyone to enjoy, learn from and praise God through.
- At 10-15 minutes of, the bells are rung at our church indicating the service will begin soon. Our service starts promptly at 10:00am. The service begins with morning announcements and/or reminders of church and community events, with the lighting of the altar and a reading. We encourage all members and visitors to sign the red attendance located in the center of the pews.
- Before the sermon, we have a time where the children come forth to the altar, called Children’s Chat. Following the sermon, we take up an offering and have sharing of Joys and Concerns. Other parts of our service may include: singing hymns, choir music, special music, readings, and meditation, or silent reflection. Once a month we take Communion by intinction, which means we are taking Communion by dipping a piece of bread into grape juice. When taking Communion by Intinction, the body of the Church acts together, moving as a community towards the Table.
- We stand for hymns and encourage loud singing, praising, clapping and joyful noise. The minister or service leader will always ask the congregation to stand and to be seated. You don’t have to worry about knowing when to stand or sit.
- We love having children and babies in our congregation, there is sometimes the old stigma in church that
children must be seen but not heard, but we love and enjoy their noises and participation in our service.
- Immediately after the service around 11:00am, there is a time for fellowship and greeting. Visitors are invited to stay and get to know us and let us know you. Once a month, we bring a dish to share for potluck downstairs after the service.
- Someone will probably ask you where you are from, if you’ve been here in the Windham area long, and what drew you to our congregation. We’re not trying to be nosy or put you through an inquisition; it’s our way of being friendly. We’re not pushy. No one will ask you to join the first time you visit.
Services begin at 10:00am every Sunday. Occasionally in the Summer we will hold outdoor services during nice weather (tents and water bottles are provided). If there is inclement weather we advise you to be cautious. A notice is posted online and phone calls will be made if a service is cancelled.
If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us and we’ll try an answer them.
Or stop by any Sunday morning and attend our service.