WHAT TYPE OF CHURCH ARE WE?
We are a congregation of Reformed believers which seeks to glorify God, enjoy him, and make him known.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE SERVICES?
Sunday services are at 10:45 AM. Our address is 624 N Oakland Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Our pastor’s the only one who wears a suit! Join him if you’d like, but we encourage people to come as they are and dress in what feels most comfortable. We come to meet with God, which is a big deal, but he won’t be impressed by our brands or price tags.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
When you arrive you can expect to be greeted with warm smiles and an open door. You’ll be given a bulletin to guide you through the service. Several people will probably introduce themselves and ask where you’re from and what brought you. Have a seat wherever you like in the sanctuary.
WHAT IS A SERVICE LIKE?
Our worship of God is simple and biblical. Like the early and New Testament church, we worship God through prayer, song, Bible reading, preaching, and participation in the sacraments of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. It lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes. After the service a snack is provided and then we hang around and talk for a while.
HOW CAN I MEET OTHERS AND GET CONNECTED?
Show up or shoot us an email. We’d love to talk to you.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
As a church, we invite children of all ages to be a part of the growing, thriving ministry of our church. Children are not the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today. Having said that, sometimes a tired two year-old doesn’t quite realize the importance of their presence in the assembly and makes sure to let everyone know in the loudest way possible that they are not pleased to be there. If this is the case, we have a cry room/nursery just outside the sanctuary, but they can stay in and scream too! We won’t mind. We have a nursery volunteer on call every Sunday. The nursery room is also available if mothers wish to nurse there.
But most importantly, we love kids and want them to be fully included in the worship of our Triune God. A few squeaks and cries are by no means reason to pull them out. If someone looks back at you when they squawk, it’s probably just because your baby’s noises are so cute.