first visit

Sunday Service Times

Our services begin right at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. We have full Kidzworks ministry available during the 10:30 a.m. service, so your children will have an experience built specifically for them while you have a chance to grab some coffee, relax, and connect with God and His people.

Worship Service Location

Harlem High School

1 Huskie Circle

Machesney Park, IL

A Welcome

We hope that you immediately feel at ease once you arrive at our campus. Our guest services team is ready to greet you and answer any questions that you may have. You will be able to easily recognize the team by their guest services lanyards.

 

A Friendly and Casual Environment

Come as you are. We are a laid back congregation. We want our guests to feel welcomed and we will do our best to put you at ease. We promise to try to make our church service as user-friendly as we can for first-time visitors.

 

Music

Every week, we purposefully use music to help people interact with God. Expect a few songs interspersed throughout our time together. We carefully select music to help people reflect on the truths of the gospel and engage in the different elements throughout the service. We hope that you feel freedom during this time. Some people will sit, reflect, and contemplate and some will worship with singing, clapping, and hand raising. You should feel no pressure from us to worship in a particular way.

 

Communion

Each week we invite believers to remember the work of Christ on the cross through communion. If you're a believer, we invite you to join us in that experience. Trays will be passed with bread and juice and any believer is welcome to participate.

 

Sermon

We believe that the Bible is the very Word of God. Each week we open the Scriptures to hear from God in His Word. As a satellite campus, sometimes this sermon will be a video sermon from our main campus.

 

Prayer

Throughout our service each week there will be several times when we pray together. Usually, this will be led from the front and will be very mindful of a first-time guest. Also, we have a prayer team that is available to pray with you. If you have a need or concern, please find your way to the prayer station (look for the banner) during the service or directly following and someone will be glad to pray with you. You'll be able to recognize the prayer team by their prayer lanyards.

 

Offering

Each week we take up a financial offering. Offering is a way to sustain and multiply the ministry of the local church. We believe that offering is an act of faith and worship. Buckets will be passed during this time. We also have a giving kiosk located near guest central. If you are a guest, please feel no pressure from us to contribute.

 

Children's Ministry

During our 10:30 worship service each week, we have a service for children called Kidzworks, a safe and fun environment for children birth-5th grade. We use a great curriculum that children really love. To learn more about this ministry, or to pre-register your child(ren), click here.

 

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