NEW TO US?
What can I expect during my first visit?
What is the Sunday Worship Service like?
From the moment you enter the building, you'll be greeted with a warm smile from our greeters. You'll also receive a bulletin with announcements related to upcoming events, happenings ,etc. On the foyer wall as you first enter is a large, vertical brown sign which will give you directions for wherever you desire to go inside. If you have any questions about where something is located, please don't hesitate to ask. Our greeters are more than willing to help you find your way. We have no pre-conceived expectations when you visit, we simply want you to feel at home and at ease as soon as you enter the door.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever you are most comfortable with. We are a very relaxed and casual church. While some choose to wear their Sunday best, others simply wear what they would choose to wear if they were out and about on any other day. Suits, ties, slacks, dresses, skirts, jeans, shorts, button-downed shirts, t-shirts, etc. are more than okay. Above everything, we just want you to be you.
Is there coffee? Do you have a cafe?
We're glad you asked! We have an awesome cafe just for you. Hot tea, hot chocolate, coffee and water are all available to you. Every now and then we'll serve an arrangement of baked goods. So grab a beverage, grab a seat at one of our tables and enjoy. It's all on the house! Because our house is your house.
We strive to make our Sunday Worship Services engaging. Typical Sundays include, a set of songs we sing, a time of teaching, prayer and scripture reading. Certain other elements make their way into specific services, but for the most part its the same general setup. We never want people to not understand what is happening or feel out of place, so we consistently give instructions as brief explanations regarding parts of worship.
Can I take Communion?
We believe communion is a sacred act of the church's worship.
Consuming bread (gluten-free) and grape juice we remember and commemorate Jesus' death and resurrection on our behalf. Therefore, we take communion once a month. It is usually scheduled for the first Sunday of every month. Everyone is welcome to take communion at EWC. You don't need to be an official member. If you believe that Jesus is who He says He is, you are invited to partake. If you do not feel comfortable taking communion with us, there's no pressure whatsoever. Neither is their judgment. The invitation to participate will always be there!
What about Baptism?
While we affirm infant baptism, we encourage children, adolescents and adults to be baptized when they have made a conscious choice to trust and follow Jesus. Baptism is a beautiful representation of one's faith. It represents a person's dying to old ways and rising to new life in Jesus. If you have come to faith in Jesus and have never been baptized or were baptized as an infant with no recollection of the event, we would love to help you take this step if you so desire. Based on your choosing you can be baptized by sprinkling or full immersion.