Visiting a new church can be stressful. Not at Mt. Gilead!
Because as soon as you enter the building, you are family.
Come and see…
Mt. Gilead is truly a welcoming place. You may have heard that before, but if you have never tried Mt. Gilead, then you may not have experienced a real church welcome.
As you get close to the sanctuary, some very friendly people will greet you and hand you a bulletin. If it is your first time visiting us, be sure and ask them for a green folder. Since we are always growing, the greeters sometimes don’t know who is new and who is not! The green folder will tell you just about everything you need to know as our guest.
If you are willing, please fill out an information card that you will find in the green folder. No one will drop by your house unannounced and your information will not be shared outside the church for any reason. If you would prefer to stay anonymous for awhile, that is fine too.
You can come dressed any way you want. Most people dress casually, so wear what makes you comfortable. You won’t find people putting on a fashion show here.
Our nursery is available in a room adjacent to the sanctuary for children from birth through 2 years old. The nursery is always staffed by two or more people. Your young children will be taken care of in a loving environment.
At 9:30, an opening song is played to kick off our service and it is finished with a welcome and greeting time. As a newcomer, you will never be asked to stand up or give your name. You are our guest and we want you to feel like one.
Our worship style is somewhat blended, but leans toward contemporary more than traditional. You will hear a familiar hymn or two done with a full band and singers, along with some newer songs that are familiar from Christian radio.
Part of our worship of God is our time of offering. Guests are never expected to give. For those of us that call Mt. Gilead our church home, it is an acknowledgment that God is the giver of all that we have. We are giving back to Him our tithes and offerings as commanded in the Bible.
There is a short time of prayer. Requests are printed on the back of the bulletin and Pastor Tim will give updates or additions. If you have a prayer request that you want announced, there is a small table in the back of the sanctuary with a basket on it. Use one of the papers there and it will be given to Pastor Tim before the prayer time and will be included in next week’s bulletin unless you indicate differently.
Wee Worship and Sunday Morning Live (SML)
Children from 2 years – 5 year are dismissed to Wee Worship before the sermon begins. They will sing, play games, and have a Bible lesson during this time.
Kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade attend Sunday Morning Live during the entire service time. The Sunday Morning Live program involves a full curriculum for this age group, involving interactive Bible lessons, games, activities, and Bible memory work.
Pastor Tim (or occasionally a guest) will speak and teach from the Bible in ways that relate to your everyday life. Sermons last 25-35 minutes. You can follow along in your Bible or read the projection on the stage. Tim often uses video and other illustrative material to keep things interesting and relevant.
If you would like to listen to a sample sermon, click here and listen to one.
Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month. It is open to all who have accepted the gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ. You do not need to be a member of Mt. Gilead or any other church to join in communion with us.
The service ends somewhere between 10:30 and 10:40. But don’t take off just yet…
We have a great Sunday School program at Mt. Gilead. Kids and teens are in graded classes. Adults have three great Bible teachers to choose from. It’s only 45 minutes long and is well worth the investment of time. Just ask someone after the service is over and they will get you to the right place.
Sunday School is over at 11:30 and that is it.
Your first visit to Mt. Gilead will be a great one!