At New Covenant Church you’ll see all styles of dress. Anything from jeans and t-shirts to suit and tie will work. Some will wear jeans, and others will wear dresses. So the answer to this question is very simple- choose an outfit you already own that you feel comfortable in, and join us.
What time should I arrive?
That’s a great question. If you have children, I suggest coming 10 minutes early. It takes a little time to make your way through the building to check your child into the KidZone or Nursery area- so coming early will help you avoid feeling rushed. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable and welcomed here, so in getting here a few minutes early you can choose where you want to sit and get acclimated and adjusted to the room before the service begins. There will be free coffee available in the coffee bar for you to enjoy as you read the bulletin while you wait for the service to begin.
Do you have something for children?
Absolutely. Children birth through pre-kindergarten have a nursery class that begins just before the service. Kindergarten through 5th grade have their own activities designed especially for them and are dismissed at the end of worship. They will enjoy a church experience that will engage them at their level. Of course, we don’t keep you from bringing children with you in the worship service if that is more comfortable on a first visit- but we have found that they prefer and truly do enjoy the service designed for them.
Will my children be safe?
We have a registration system, that we call check-in, in which your child is given a name tag and you have a corresponding tag. This parent tag is used to pick your child up from either the nursery or the Kidzone elementary ministry. This way no one can take your child but you. We strive to have a healthy teacher-student ratio and each of our teachers have passed a background check. We follow every necessary step to insure your child’s safety.
What will we do? What can I expect?
The service follows a fairly typical schedule. We will start off by singing some songs (a blend that all ages can enjoy), followed by receiving an offering (you are not required to participate during this time unless you choose to. Our offerings support the variety of ministries we offer in the church, community and around the world), then have a short greeting time, then I’ll share a message (my intent being to share hope), and we end in prayer.
How long will the service last?
From start to finish it generally lasts about 90 minutes. The service moves pretty quickly and we don’t think you will get bored. We have a nursery for babies and will dismiss the elementary children about 30 minutes into the service (after worship) to go to KidZone.