Before We Start
When you walk in the door of the school you will be greeted by one of our friendly volunteers. They will hand you a coffee mug and a welcome packet, a gift to thank you for coming. The welcome packet contains information about our church that we think you will find informative and helpful.
Along with information about our church, the welcome packet also holds the information card pictured below. We hope that when you visit you will fill it out and return it to us by dropping it in the offering basket. The reason for this is that we want to be able to get in touch with you to thank you for coming, connect with you further, and invite you back. In fact, we value follow up with you so much that we want to offer you an incentive to return this card. If you return a filled out card we will give you a $5 Starbucks card. Don’t like coffee? We will donate the $5 to Lowrie Primary School or the Wilsonville Public Library – your choice.
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate
Once your in the door, we recommend grabbing some coffee. We provide HOPE Coffee, a Honduran roaster that gives all profits to local churches. If coffee isn’t your thing we also provide tea, hot chocolate, and apple cider. Please grab some, we make it for you.
One of our leaders will welcome guests and invite everyone to greet each other.
Lead by our band, we will sing a few songs to God.
Most Sundays we ask people to raise a rock (physical), paper (financial), or scissors (relationa) to represent the type of prayer we need. Then everyone is invited to pray for those around them. Some Sundays people are invited to pray for those outside our church (i.e. foster children, victims of violence, or missionaries).
After a short video summarizing our current sermon series, someone will teach the Bible.
People are invited to partake of the biblical custom called Communion (or the Lord’s Supper). As we drink from the cup and eat the bread (gluten free) we remember and proclaim that Jesus died for our sins.
We always hope that God impacts people during our gathering; therefore, we finish our time together by asking people to respond to God through song, commitment (through the cards in the blue bin), and offering.