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We gather for worship at 10:00AM during the summer in the sanctuary and we would love for you to join us. Here are some FAQs about worship at NPC:
What is worship like?
Our services follow a fairly “traditional” order of worship with liturgy and prayers to participate in communally and as individuals. While the flow of worship is “traditional,” we strive to engage in a “blended” worship service utilizing hymns and anthems as well as more contemporary music. On a given Sunday, it is not uncommon to hear the organ or piano, and a guitar or ukulele.
Is there nursery for kids?
As an intergenerational community, children of all ages are welcome in the sanctuary during worship. Being present in “big church” is how children learn to worship, so we welcome them-- wiggles and all :). If interested, children’s bulletins and worship bags are available in the narthex. In addition, we offer nursery and children’s chapel during worship in the Education Building. Normally, the kids start in the sanctuary with the rest of the congregation, and are invited to go to Children’s Chapel and nursery after the Children’s Message (about 15-20 minutes into the service).
However, child care is available throughout worship, so feel free to do what works for you
Who leads worship?
Worship at Newell Pres. is a shared effort. Of course, our pastor, music director and the choir help lead most of the service. However, children, youth and other adults are encouraged to participate in worship as well! Each week we have members of the congregation help read scripture and lead liturgy. If you are interested in helping with liturgy please let the church office know-- all ages are welcome! firstname.lastname@example.org
What do people wear?
Our congregation is pretty diverse group, so naturally that is reflected in Sunday morning attire. Of course some people will come to church in their “Sunday best,” but [a good number of people/most people] dress more casually. You can find dresses and suits beside tee shirts and jeans or shorts. Therefore, you are invited to come as you are, [with or without the tie or pearls/in whatever makes you comfortable].