What to expect
Before the Service
Check in Your Children:
Our Sunday kids program is the perfect place for children from birth to grade 5. The staff and volunteers create a safe, fun atmosphere in which children can learn Bible stories and participate in age-appropriate worship. Parents check in their children and receive a printed name tag and receipt, with a security number for each child. If you're having trouble locating the appropriate place for your child, just ask an usher or greeter, and they will direct you.
At Abundant Life Church, you'll notice a casual atmosphere, and people of all ages and walks of life. A greeter will give you a program, which includes church announcements and a note-taking sheet for the message. Enjoy coffee and muffins in the lobby beginning at 9:30 a.m. An usher can direct you to seats in the worship center - or, you may sit wherever you are most comfortable. Once you are seated, look at the screens to get an idea of upcoming events and opportunities for Abundant Life attenders.
During the Service
This time is set aside for communicating with God from our hearts. Our worship team will lead us in about 17 minutes of upbeat, contemporary songs of celebration, as well as more intimate songs of worship. Everyone worships in his or her own way. For many, that means singing and clapping along, or raising their hands to God, or for others it means quietly reflecting on the words. You're welcome to do whatever makes you feel most comfortable.
Each week Abundant Life's regular attenders give an offering. As a guest, there is no need for you to give. This is an act of worship for our regular attenders, allowing them to thank God for all of the great work He is doing in their lives. It also gives Abundant Life Church the means to reach more people for Christ in the future.
This is a time to announce upcoming events, activities, and happenings at ALC.
Every weekend, our pastor gives a relevant, straightforward message that is based on Scripture, and is designed to be helpful in your everyday life. These messages will help you develop a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ, and apply biblical teaching to your own life.
Every fourth Sunday we celebrate communion together. Anyone can participate in this time of reflection and prayer as long they've made the decision to follow Jesus Christ. The juice and bread that we share represent the life he gave up so that our sins could be forgiven.
After the service, if you want someone to pray for you, please head to the front of the sanctuary. We have prayer partners that would love to pray for your needs!
While adults are in the worship center, kids are listening to their own dynamic interactive message and learning principles that can be lived out all week long. Children are divided into classrooms with age-appropriate teachings and activities. They discuss topics that will help them build a solid foundation and strong relationship with God.
After the Service
Pick up Your Kids:
If you check a child into kids programming, you will each
receive matching ID numbers so that we can be absolutely sure the right kids go
home with the right parents. If your child needs you during the service, the
number on the sticker you receive will be flashed on the screens or an usher
will speak to you. When you drop your child off, make sure to ask where he or
she will be picked up.
Stay for Refreshments:
Every Sunday following our service refreshments are served for our attendees. We would love to have you stay for this time as this is a great time for you to get to know us and also we can get to know you.
Get More Information:
If you are a newcomer we welcome you and hope you feel entirely at home. Be sure and check out the "Information Central" wall in the foyer to see our many resources and to find what Abundant Life Church has to offer you.