Welcome > New Visitors
Anytime someone visits a church for the first time there are bound to be lots of questions. This Web site has been designed with the hope of addressing some of those questions. Here are a few more things you might want to know as you anticipate your first visit.
We use a bulletin (program) that gives you a road map to what is coming next in the service. We do a lot of singing with a blend of music from around the world and more traditional hymns. We are enthusiastic about sharing "the peace of God" or greeting each other during worship. In our liturgy and in our prayers, we use language that is inclusive of both genders. We draw upon diverse images offered by Scripture to speak about God. We generally celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome to receive.
We love to have children be with us during worship. We have worship bags with quiet toys that are available upon entering. There is a parent's room off the sanctuary with a speaker for any parents who feel a need to leave with their child for a portion of the service. There is a nursery downstairs with both paid and volunteer nursery attendants for children up through kindergarten age.
We have nametags for those who are members or regularly worship with us. We have stick-on nametags available for guests. There are greeters to welcome you at each church entrance, and they are available to answer any questions. We have a guest registry we would love to have you sign.
Dress in whatever way you feel comfortable. A few folks enjoy getting dressed up, but many folks prefer casual clothing. The bottom line is we are much more interested in the person, than what is being worn.
We have a "Coffee Hour (juice also)" after church, downstairs in the fellowship hall, every Sunday. We would love to have you join us.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to call me at 651-227-4275 or Email me.
I hope this additional information contributes to making your first visit to Cherokee Park United a very positive experience.
Timothy M. Johnson, Pastor