Your first visit to a new church can be intimidating. Knowing what to expect will help you focus on what matters most: worship.
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Immanuel United Reformed Church
10 AM & 6 PM
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7 PM
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Ask God to bless your desire to worship with his people. We're praying you are nourished and challenged to grow with us.
WHAT TO WEAR?
As we gather to worship God among his diverse people, try to avoiding drawing attention to your wealth, attractiveness, or image (Jas 2:2-4; 1 Tim 2:8-10). Whether jeans, suits, or whatever, let Christ be the focus.
Try to arrive fifteen minutes before service, especially if you have children. Greeters will give you a bulletin to follow along with the service.
Childcare is available in the Nursery (up to age 3). Mothers may choose to sit in the cryroom or overflow room during services (sermon audio is piped in).
Ushers are available to help seat you but feel free to seat yourself.
What’s the Service like?
“...biblically saturated, theologically substantive, and personally formative...”
Our setting and style are fairly “unadorned”—no dimly lit stages, flashy presentations, or powerful religious art. But you will find earnest spirits, open interaction, and biblically-saturated preaching. This is meant to underscore our confidence in Christ and his Word as sufficient to build his church.
We follow a simple order of worship drawn directly from the Bible: singing, confession of sins, prayer, offerings, preaching, and sacraments.
It should go without saying that worship music should be biblically sound and lyrically rich. Since it is meant to unify God’s diverse people, we think it should also be pleasing and accessible to the broadest range of ages, backgrounds, and abilities. For us, this means keeping instrumentation simple and emphasizing our collective voices. We are spiritually enriched by a diverse selection of biblical psalms, as well as historic and contemporary hymns and songs (learn more and hear samples here).
We collect gifts on behalf of ministries, missions, and charity (Ezra 2:68; 2 Cor 6:7). Visitors are under no obligation or expectation to give. We encourage you to “pray and pass the plate” until you know us better
We aim for sermons that are biblically saturated, theologically substantive, and personally formative.
After The Service...
Formal worship transitions into informal, spontaneous interaction with each other. Our desire is also to connect with visitors who may be with us for the first time.
When COVID allows, we will return to after service coffee and snacks. The first Sunday of the month is a potluck fellowship meal. It is a great way to get to know others and eat some great food!
What Our History Is:
Our church was established in 1995. In 1997, we became a charter member of a federation of churches called the United Reformed Churches of North America. We teach and proclaim the eternal truths of the Word of God, the Bible. To that Word our church strives to be faithful.
What Our Committments Are:
Loving Our Neighbors
What Our Name Means:
Immanuel - This means "God is with us", which God accomplished through the life and work of Jesus Christ.
United - We are Christians, united in Christ, and affiliated with the United Reformed Churches of North America. We covenant together with other United Reformed churches through our Church Order
Reformed - This name relates us to the historic Protestant Reformation declaring faith in Christ as the only way of salvation and the Bible as the infallible and inspired Word of God.
Church - We are called a "church" because we have been brought together by God for Christian fellowship, discipleship, and biblical worship of God
What We Believe:
We believe that the teaching of the Bible are faithfully summarized in the historic creeds and confessions of the Reformed Churches. More information can be found here.