WHAT TO EXPECT
I’m New Here — Now What?
The best place to start is probably one of our Sunday morning services, which begin at 11:30am and usually run to 12:45pm. Afterwards, we have a lunch gathering, which is a great way to meet other people and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal!
What about my kids?
We have a safe, cozy nursery for infants through age 3. However, your kids are more than welcome to stay with you and enjoy our Sunday morning service. We also have a special children’s program designed for children ages 3 through Grade 8. All children through Grade 8 will join us in the Sanctuary for the Adult Worship and will then be dismissed to the Fellowship Hall for their Sunday School classes. The first week of each month, the Middle School and High School children will join the adults for the entire Worship Service.
Do I have to dress up?
No, you don’t. We encourage people to dress comfortably. For some, that may mean dressing up, but for most, it simply means wearing casual clothes. The Bible only instructs us to dress modestly and decently so we don’t burden people unnecessarily by requiring them to dress up in clothes they don’t normally wear just to “go to church.” We just want everyone to come with a proper reverence for God, whether it might mean khakis, tees, or a summer dress.
Will I have to stand up in front of people?
While the people at MACC are genuinely interested in getting to know you and want to make you feel welcome, we will try our best never to make you feel uncomfortable. So just relax and enjoy meeting people at your own pace.
Do I have to sing?
Music is a big part of our Sunday service. That’s because we believe songs are a great way to express our worship to God. You might notice that some people sing pretty well; and there are others who sing, well…enthusiastically! Our focus is on praising God, not on ourselves. If you prefer not to sing aloud, that’s perfectly fine.
What’s your musical style like?
We prefer a more contemporary style of music, although sometimes we may sing more traditional hymns. We recognize music is very personal and everyone has a favorite style, so it’s difficult to match everyone’s musical preferences. Therefore, we focus on music that we think blesses God and brings our community closer to Him.
Do I have to pray?
Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to pray aloud. Prayers during Sunday services are usually led by our leaders or pastor. Just pray along with us in your heart as the words are spoken.
I don’t have a Bible…is that okay?
We love to read from the Bible because we believe it is God’s primary way of communicating with us. Some people may choose to bring their own Bible to church. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. Most of the time, the verses will be displayed on the projector screen so everyone can follow along.