From the Pastor
Dear Church family,
Last month we asked you to fill out a survey about worship. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out that survey! Overall, the results are very positive and many of you said truly kind things.
One issue we asked about specifically was our worship time. (We currently worship at 9:30 AM with fellowship time following and Sunday school beginning at 11:00 AM.) Over the past few months, I have had several people inquire about worship beginning a little later. For some of our members getting to church at 9:30 AM is difficult. (Some of you might be surprised to know that the inquiries have come primarily from older members.) Based on these inquiries, the Lead Team started to think about the possibility of moving the worship time. We looked at the pros and cons of several different times and then asked the congregation their opinion.
On the survey, several choices were given, including "as is." The majority of those who took the survey chose "as is." The second most common choice was "Worship from 10 -11 AM; Fellowship from 11 - 11:15 AM; and Sunday school from 11:15 - noon." Even though the majority chose worship "as is," the Lead Team has voted to move the worship time to 10 AM, as of September 11th, because this slight time change will help those who have trouble getting here at 9:30 AM
it will also be a more welcoming start time for our community. We hope that you understand our decision to give this new time a try. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I'll be happy to chat with you.
Rev. Stephanie Roberts White
So, to reiterate...
Service times are changing!
As of September 11th, Sunday start times will be as follows:
- Worship will begin at 10:00 AM.
- Fellowship Hour will go from 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
- Sunday School (for all ages) will start at 11:15 AM and run until Noon.