| What is the building like?
Our building is not a typical church building with stained glass, balconies, or a tall white steeple. It is a very casual setting with a front wall of windows looking out to a peaceful garden area. The ceiling is vaulted with natural light filling the space. It has often been referred to as 'God's Garden Sanctuary'.
What will everyone be wearing?
When you step into Atonement you will find people dressed in jeans, suits, skirts, and dresses. They will be sporting shorts, sneakers, dress shirts, ties, and everything in between. It doesn't matter what you wear - just that you're here.
What about kids?
We love having kids in worship. Each Sunday we offer a special part of the service just for them! On your way in be sure to grab your 'kids page' from the junior usher. It will have a few fun activities for kids to work on that are related to the day's topic. If 'the 'wiggles' are too much to handle, and you could use help while you worship, we offer a staffed nursery every Sunday. Our Sunday School is wonderful, if we do say so ourselves. There are two or three teachers for each age group and we start at 9:15a.m.
Will I be able to follow the service?
Our songs, hymns, readings and prayers are projected in the front of the sanctuary and we give you an outline to track with during the service. There should be no surprises and you should be able to easily follow along without being confused or getting lost.
How long will worship last?
Our worship services last about an hour. They include lots of opportunities to listen to God's voice with Bible readings and a biblical sermon. We also make sure you have the chance to respond, moving beyond observation to participation. We get to express our faith with prayers and music every week.
What do you teach and preach?
We teach people about Jesus. We try our best to put Him at the center of everything we do. We explore the Bible, and encourage each other to live out Christian faith. Every week in our services, Sunday school, and Bible studies we present the Gospel - that's the Good News that Jesus died and rose for you. Jesus' Gospel is the source of forgiveness for sin, relationship with God, and new life in time and eternity.
What kind of music will I hear?
We like to use variety, since we have a variety of people. You may hear a band playing new songs that give our faith a fresh expression. We also sing historic hymns that connect us to centuries of believers before us. Or you might catch our choir, handbells, and soloists presenting the faith in creative ways. We use a lot of different musical expressions to enjoy and learn about God's love.
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