What Do I Wear?
Folks wear all sorts of things to worship on a Sunday morning. Most people will wear something business casual, like khakis with a polo or a blouse with slacks. If you are a person who likes to dress in a suit or dress in jeans, you will not be alone in those choices. Come as you feel comfortable.
What time do I arrive?
Worship begins at 10:30am in the Sanctuary, (the biggest building). We recommend you arrive a few minutes early so our greeter can answer any questions you may have. If you are running late, don't let that hold you back from coming into worship.
If you want to try out Sunday School, plan to arrive by 9:15 am and head to the building on the far left of the parking lot. As you do, swing by the kitchen and grab some coffee. Often there are also baked treats!
Is there a place for my kids to go?
Of course! During the Sunday School hour (9:15am) we invite children into age-graded bible study with our gifted and dedicated teachers.
During worship, all children are welcome in worship. We do have nursery services for children pre-k and under. Also, during worship, we have a time when young children are invited to exit and go to the children's building if you and they wish.
Ultimately, let your kids be kids. We invite them to wiggle, ask questions, and participate in worship.
What is worship like?
Worship at Northside follows the church calendar. We worship according to the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, and Ordinary time. We also celebrate with special services like All Saint's Day and Reign of Christ Sunday.
During worship, you will see our ministers wearing black robes with stoles coordinating to the liturgical season (white, purple, green or red). The choir will also wear robes.
In a usual worship service, there will be reading from the lectionary scriptures appointed for the day, we will sing hymns, we will pray together, children choose to participate in "Children's Time," our music ministry will offer Anthems and other special music and we will listen to a sermon from one of our ministers. Our worship is led by staff and lay people ranging from children to senior adults.
Liturgy means "work of the people." At Northside, we are all liturgists as we participate in the many facets of worship from planning to implementation. If our worship style is new to you, participate as you feel comfortable. If you have any questions, please ask them.
Welcome to Northside. If you are searching for a new church home, looking for a place to visit, or passing through, know you will be embraced by our congregation. Whatever you carry, whoever you are, know that you are welcomed not in spite of who you are, but precisely because of who you are- a child of God.
-Courtney Stamey, Senior Pastor