- Written by Kelvin Jones
Worship services are an opportunity to come apart and seek God together.
Community Wesleyan Church offers two worship opportunities on Sunday morning, times for people to come apart from the busyness of everyday life and focus on God, times to pray, times to deliberately open our minds and hearts to receive divine strength and direction for life’s challenges.
Two worship services can meet varying needs.
Our two services help us serve the varying schedule needs and address different worship style preferences. Nurseries are available downstairs during each service. Primary and junior age Sunday School classes meet downstairs during first service. JAM'N Kids Children's ministry is held during second service for elementary children. Parents may choose to keep their children with them in worship or send them to classes or children's ministry.
Our 9 AM service begins with upbeat singing led by our praise team and accompanied by guitars, drums and piano. There is an energetic and responsive tone as the congregation frequently claps with the music as they sing along.
Our 10:30 AM service is a little quieter. While it also includes some newer songs, it thrives on the richness of traditional hymnody with more organ and piano accompaniment.
Worship services are about togetherness too.
Yet, overall, our services have much in common. Both include a significant time for prayer together; both include the same Bible-based message usually by the pastor or assistant pastor. A time of greeting in between symbolizes the togetherness and love for one another that we share. This loving family feeling is one of the main reasons people meet together. Both services include an offering, and the sacrament of communion is offered in each one about once a month. Both conclude with a thoughtful time for taking the message to heart and a powerful benediction.
Christmas and Easter are the high points.
At Community Wesleyan, we mark the peak seasons of the church year – Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter – very festively. These times of the year are important to remind and inform us of the greatest events of Jesus life; to help us understand the deep meaning of them and to sense the joy and strength that Jesus came to bring to us through them. We hope that many who are not weekly attendees will join with us during the holiday seasons.