When does service begin and end?
10:10am | Coffee & Community
10:30am | Worship Service Begins
11:45am | Worship Service End
We invite you to join us for a cup of coffee at 10:10 before the service, which starts promptly at 10:30 and ends by 11:45.
Wait, where am I going again?
We are at Alcoa High School, which is right across the street from Alcoa Middle School. [The Middle School also has a church that meets there- Springbrook Vineyard- and if you accidentally end up there you will be blessed. We love them.]
What should I wear?
We seek to have a welcoming environment in which everyone wears whatever makes them most comfortable. For some that may mean jeans or shorts and for others it may mean a suit.
Where will I take my children?
Once you enter the Alcoa High School commons area from the main parking lot, you will find our children’s classrooms (ages 0-5) immediately to the right.
We invite kids Kindergarten and up to join us in the sanctuary for worship. We love kids and know they are a vital (and even noisy and energetic!) part of our church family. While we know this can be a challenge for parents at times, we believe there is beauty in children learning to worship with their parents. We do our best to integrate children into the service by providing age-appropriate worship activity sheets and integrating messages especially for them in the sermons.
Also, we try to balance having kids in worship alongside more kid-friendly Bible teaching. So, following the announcements and right before the sermon, we invite kids Kindergarten-3rd grade into a more age-specific class for instruction. Kids will be dismissed to a room adjacent to the worship space, and will be brought back in before the end of the service.
What will the music and preaching be like?
We sing a blend of older hymns and more current worship songs. Music is led using piano and acoustic guitar, which creates a folksy, rock kind of sound.
During the sermons, the pastor relates passages in the Bible to everyday life challenges– no matter if you are Christian or not, seeking spirituality or not, skeptical or fervent. To listen/watch sermon audio click here!
Why do we say some of the same prayers and statements every week?
Thanks for asking! We invite you to check out our music page for the full answer.