What to Expect on
Your First Visit
What are services like?
A typical service is around 65 minutes long. We sing worship music (led by a team of musicians including keyboard, drums, bass, and guitar), pray, read Scripture, and share announcements. Most services include an interactive "children's message" that is connected to the main sermon. Our weekly sermons seek to apply the Bible to our lives. Much of our music is contemporary, but we also incorporate traditional hymns.
Each week, the Friedens family can give financially through the offering to support our ministry and our missionary partners. The offering is for those who consider Friedens to be their "church home," so if you are a guest, there is no expectation that you give.
Please join us for free coffee and refreshments after the service! We'd love the opportunity to get to know you!
What about kids?
Children of all ages are welcome in the worship service. We believe that involving children in a multi-generational worship environment is valuable for their long-term spiritual vitality. We provide coloring bags with activity sheets that correspond with the sermon. Children are invited to come forward during the Children's Message, which is typically 15-20 minutes into the service.
While we love having children in the service, if you decide your kids are not ready to participate in the service, we have two options:
Our nursery is available for kids from birth until they start Kindergarten. Some families choose to take children to the nursery after the Children's Message during the first half of the service.
There are a variety of locations on the main level where the service is shown on TV monitors if you should need to leave the service with a child.
What should I wear?
Whatever you're comfortable wearing to church! Some people wear jeans, others dress up. You'll fit in no matter what you wear.