New to Church?
Whether you are looking for a new church, or have never darkened the doors of a church, the first Sunday can be intimidating. So much so, that many people never take that first step. The biggest cause of anxiety is simply not knowing what to expect.
When you walk into Metamora Mennonite Church, you will be greeted by a friendly face, a big smile and a warm handshake. We value every person that walks in the door, be it their first visit or the 500th.
You will discover people dressed comfortably. There will be some people dressed casually and others more formally. A welcomer will help you find a place to hang your coat, point you to the restrooms, nursery and children’s areas, if needed.
An usher will help you find a comfortable seat in the sanctuary and provide you with a bulletin so you can fully participate in the service without having to guess.
Our music is diverse because our musicians are diverse. Some Sundays you will be invited to sing along with organ and piano. Other Sundays it will be guitars. Most Sundays our worship is led by a praise team consisting of multiple vocalists with piano and guitar.
Our preaching is Bible-based and Jesus-centered. That means that you will not walk out of a service without hearing about Jesus and His teaching as presented in the Scriptures. He is the center of our faith and the Head of the Church.
Each Sunday we have a prayer and sharing time. This is an open time where people can share their joys and concerns, which are then prayed for by the congregation.
We celebrate communion (The Lord’s Supper) on Sunday morning approximately 4 times a year. These services will be announced via the web and in print, so that people can prepare.
If you have children, we have a nursery and Kid’s Celebration during worship. The nursery is for infants, toddlers and preschool aged children. Children can be taken to the nursery at any time. Students in K – 5th Grade begin worship with the adults. We believe it is important for families to participate in worship together. We also recognize that K-5th grade students have difficulty making it through an entire adult worship service. So following the children’s message, students in K-5th are dismissed to Kid’s Celebration. An adult leader will guide them down. Following worship, parents can come to the Kid’s Celebration classroom in the church basement to join up with their student(s).
Following worship, and before Sunday school for youth and adults, we have a fellowship time with rolls, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. This is an excellent time to catch up with old friends and to make new ones.
We’ve been told, by guests and visitors, that Metamora Mennonite is an open, warm and hospitable congregation. We look forward to meeting you and worshipping together!