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 4:00 PM. 624 N Oakland Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We haven’t seen a real suit in a while, so feel free to wear one if you want to sport it! We encourage people to come as they are and dress in what feels most comfortable. Decent and ordinary are descriptors most appropriate for Sunday worship attire. 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. Have the bulletin in hand and hang on to your pew!
WHAT IS A SERVICE LIKE?
Our worship of God is simple and hopefully 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 Table and Baptism. It lasts about 1 hour and 15-30 minutes. After the service a quick meal is provided and then we have Sunday School: one class for small children and one for everybody else. We tend to hang around and talk for a long time afterward too. Parking lot party!
HOW CAN I MEET OTHERS AND GET CONNECTED?
Show up or shoot us an email. We’d love to talk to you. You can check out the facebook page and see what’s up as well.
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 2-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. If we see you take a child out, someone may offer to man the nursery so that you can continue inside the service. This 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.