Sometimes people have questions before they visit a church for the first time.† Here are some that you might be asking, along with our answers.
∑††††††† How long does the worship service last?† Typically, our worship service begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 12:10 p.m.
∑††††††† Is there a dress code?† No, we donít tell people what to wear.† In our gatherings, as in other Alfred community functions, you will see everything from casual to almost formal attire being worn.
∑††††††† When I come into the church sanctuary, where am I supposed to sit?† You may sit wherever you like.† Donít be surprised if some of our regular attendees welcome you and invite you to sit with them.
∑††††††† Do I have to do anything special during the worship service?† No one will ask you to stand up and identify yourself during the worship service.† You will not be called on to speak.† There will be a time of sharing when you may tell us about a prayer request, if you wish, but even that is up to you.† We want you to be comfortable as you worship God with us.
∑††††††† Will I have to pay something to attend your worship service?† There is no admission fee, if that is what youíre wondering about.† During the worship service you will have an opportunity to give some money or simply let the offering plate be passed.† If you give, as well as how much you give, is entirely up to you.† A financial gift of any size is appreciated as it is used for Godís work in the ministry of our church.
∑††††††† What will happen after I have visited the
∑††††††† I have a busy schedule on weekends, so itís hard for me to get to church on SundayÖ† Then, maybe we can help you, because our programs are held on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.† You could participate in prayer, Bible study, and worship with plenty of the weekend left for other activities.
If you have other questions about our church, feel free to call the church office at 607-587-9430.