Frequently Asked Questions
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Our worship service takes place each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Sunday school takes place at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall following the children’s message during worship. On the first Sunday of the month, the children are invited to spend the entire worship hour with their families in worship.
As you enter the church, a friendly usher will welcome and give you a worship bulletin to orient you to the service. All of our services include readings from scripture, preaching, prayer, and music. At times, you will be invited to stand, sing, pray, greet your neighbor, be in silence, or read in unison.
Communion is offered on the first Sunday of the month. Our communion table is open to everyone—whether you seeking and question, baptized or not. On special Sundays we may baptize an infant or an adult; receive new members; offer a time for children; bless animals or backpacks before the first day of school.
At all of our services we maintain the Christian practice of receiving an offering to support the church’s ministries. We welcome your gifts and encourage everyone to live a life of generosity. Every gift, of every size, is valued.
Children and families are welcome at Edgecomb Community Church. Sunday school is offered for children in preschool through middle school year-round, unless it is on the first Sunday of the month or a special event. If your children are more comfortable staying with you in worship, you are welcome to keep them with you.
Some people come dressed in their Sunday best clothes, others wear jeans or shorts. We believe that God cares more about the well-being of our hearts than about our clothes. We encourage you to dress the way that feels most comfortable to you.
Sunday Morning Worship lasts between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes, sometimes more if we have a baptism, communion, or other special event.
Yes. Coffee hour is where we share the gifts of friendship and refreshments. It takes place immediately following our 9:30 a.m. service in Fellowship Hall. Knowing it can be unsettling to walk into a room full of strangers, one of our deacons or ushers will invite you to join them. Coffee hour is a special time to get to know each other in a more relaxed setting.
We offer Bible studies throughout the year, especially during the more contemplative seasons of Advent and Lent.
Yes. The front Cross Point Road entrance of the church leads directly into the sanctuary. Fellowship Hall and the restrooms are accessible through the side entrance of the church located at the side parking lot.
We welcome new members formally about twice a year, during Sunday Worship. Before new members Sunday, we gather for folks to tour the church building, to get familiar with the membership promises, and to hear the faith stories of the pastor and other members.
As a member of the church you have the right to vote in our annual meeting and other congregational meetings, and the ability to serve in more trusted leadership positions. Membership also has expectations including a deeper commitment to serve the church, as well as support it with an annual pledge to our shared work.
Many people choose to remain a part of our faith community without ever joining formally. We will never pressure you to join or be involved beyond your capacity; it is your free choice.