What time is the Sunday service?

The service begins at 10:00 a.m. (PST) and runs for about an hour. We invite you to coffee and fellowship immediately afterward. We have online services that are broadcast live via YouTube Live.


Where do I park?

On Sundays, we strive to make your visit as stress-free as possible. There are parking spaces out front and around the church, and no meter fees are collected. Additionally, there is free parking underground next door/behind the church in the Teichert underground parking garage. The parking gate is open at 9:00 AM on Sundays, and you may park in any space, even if it says reserved. 


During the weekday, we have the entire basement level for our parking needs. To access the closed gate, you will need to get a parking card, unless we have prearranged an event for the gates to be open. The church’s reserved parking is located on the B2 basement floor, providing a convenient option for our community members. 


What should I wear?
We want you to be comfortable. At our church, you'll find some people dressed in casual weekend clothes and others in their traditional "Sunday best." Nobody's keeping track of what you wear--we're just happy to see you.


What if I'm not sure what I believe?
No problem. Everyone's faith journey is different. Some members of our congregation are lifelong Christians for whom the United Church of Christ has always been a home. Others grew up in various denominations but felt pulled toward a broader interpretation of their faith as adults. Still others come from a secular background, exploring spiritual practices and feelings that are just emerging. You'll most likely find someone at our church who is in a similar place.


Is the church accessible?
Yes. You may enter through the side entrance of the church where a ramp is located around the Labyrinth. We have accessible bathrooms in the main hallway.


Are children welcome?
Yes! All young people, from infants through high school students, are welcome. Child care is provided during Sunday morning worship, when requested, but your children are welcome to stay with you if you prefer. For children who are ready, we offer Church School during the service.


If you have very young children, you may be worried about their behavior—what if a baby cries? What if a toddler is squirmy? Don't worry. If bringing your children to church means packing a coloring book for a toddler or walking around as you rock a baby, our community will support you. We are glad to have families with us.


We also have a baby changing station in the Ladies Room, if you need to change a diaper or clean up your child.


Will I be asked to participate in the offering?
The offering is a time for our members to support the church and its ministries. If you are a guest or visitor, there is no expectation that you will contribute. We are just glad you came. You don't have to worry about whether or not you contribute.


How do you record my visit?
We hand out Connection Cards instead of signing a Welcome Book. If you decide to fill it out, please do so and then put it in the offering plate. The card has your contact information plus any requests for us. Regular attenders fill out a membership pad.


What kind of music will be there?
Music is an integral part of worship. We sing a variety of traditional and contemporary hymns. Our musicians offer choral anthems and solos in a diversity of musical styles.


Will I be asked to introduce myself?
We're a friendly bunch and will likely to come over and say hello, but no one will ask you to stand up and introduce yourself. For some people, church is very social, and for others, it is more of a meditative and quiet time. Do what feels right to you.


What is the Order of Service?
Our worship service will feel familiar to anyone from a mainline Protestant tradition. You will find a lot of participation called for within our liturgies with responsive readings, and on Communion Sundays, responsive singing. You may participate as you feel comfortable. 

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