What to Expect

If it’s your first time checking us out, we’re glad to have you with us!  Here are a few helpful hints to prepare you for what to expect.

Parking

There is parking available in the church driveway.  Park in the grassy areas to allow others to exit.  There are some handicapped spaces available, but also feel free to pull around the driveway circle to get as close as possible to the front door of the church.

Dress

Anything goes!  Some parishioners wear jeans; others wear dresses and collared shirts.  Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.

Children and Families

We warmly welcome all children in our worship.  We have worship bags with quiet activities, books, and fidget toys to help young children during the service.  Sunday school is also offered in the Parish Hall during the first part of the worship service, and the Sunday school joins the congregation for communion.  On the second Sundays of the month, we have a children’s minute and invite children to take on special roles in the service.

Worship Style

The style of our worship follows the Book of Common Prayer, which means that our Sunday mornings look like those of other Anglican churches worldwide.  We read from the Revised Common Lectionary each week and read through the entire Bible every three years.  Our sermons tend to be around eight to ten minutes, and we enjoy communion together every week (if you would like to get an idea of what our sermons are like, you can see past sermons here).  We invite everyone to worship with us, partake in communion, and become a part of our community.

Beliefs

Basic tenets of the Anglican faith can be found here, but above all, we are a community that is about loving one another as we grow in our faith in Jesus Christ.  Many people in our congregation liken the church to a “family” because we are all a small group that is very committed to one another.  We believe everyone has a role to play in creating and living out our identity as the St. John the Baptist faith community.  We are a diverse bunch and think that whatever your belief or background, you will feel at home.  Someone is probably very much like you, and someone else is probably quite different, which makes our church a great place to grow!