“When is worship? What services are there?”
- Sunday worship is at 9:30 a.m. and typically lasts an hour.
- A Communion service is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. We celebrate with an open table. All are welcome!
- Communion is also celebrated on the third Sunday as a small group before worship at 9:00 am in the small chapel outside the sanctuary.
- On the third Sunday of the month, contemporary music is provided by our Praise Team.
- Fellowship hour follows virtually every worship and includes coffee, pastries, and conversation.
“Do I have to be a member to get baptized or married at Christ Church?”
“What about my kids?”
- Koala Changing stations are located on the lower level church restrooms. Upper level bathrooms also have large counter space for diaper changing.
- There is an elevator for strollers at the Lenox Avenue entrance of the church.
- There is a nursery/playroom right outside the sanctuary with a crib and rocking chair.
- During “A Time for Children” early in the service, the pastor invites the children forward for a few minutes for a Children’s Sermon relating to the adult lesson for the day. Following the Children’s Sermon, the kids are dismissed to Sunday School.
- Sunday School classes are offered for children cradle through junior-high. They participate in an annual Christmas Program and Palm Sunday. Children and their families are encouraged to participate in worship services as readers, musicians, and ushers.
- Pastor Dan offers a year-long confirmation “course” for junior-high and high-school students. This course includes an education component, discussions, interfaith field trips, service projects, and culminates in a written “statement of faith.”
“Where do I park? Where are the entrances?”
- On-street parking is available on any of the streets near the church, including Oklahoma Avenue. Wheelchair accessible spots are on Lenox Avenue parallel to the church entrance.
- The “Oklahoma” entrance has the large pretty looking church door. This is only open on Sundays.
“What if I have special needs?”
- The Lenox Avenue entrance to the church has a ground-level handicap accessible entry with a lift to the sanctuary and fellowship hall.
- There are pew spaces for wheelchairs and attendants on the left hand side of the sanctuary.
- Greeters can assist you on the elevator, bring wheelchairs or walkers to you, or even park your car for you.
- Large print bulletins are available by request from an usher.
- Listening devices are available upon request from the ushers.
- Communion includes both non-alcoholic and gluten-free options.
- If you need a ride to worship, please call the church office at 414-481-3530.
“What should I expect?”
- Worship begins ringing of the chimes, brief announcements, a welcome, and music. Expect some old-school and “traditional hymns,” as well as contemporary ones. Expect sermons with humor, personal stories, down to earth illustrations, social and personal relevance, and teaching moments that actually translate in you and your family’s day-to-day lives.
- Expect children to be present during worship and young parents with babies and toddlers.
- Come as you are! Expect to see people in t-shirts and jeans, as well as suits and dresses.
- Expect a healthy blend of inclusive language and expansive imagery.
- Expect an open table for communion.
- Expect baby boomers and millennials to coexist together.
- Expect outstanding singers, talented musicians, and opportunities for congregational participation in worship leadership.
- Expect to be invited to enjoy delicious pastries from a local bakery and coffee after worship.
- Expect a diverse portfolio of theological voices from the congregation. Many people grew up Lutheran, Methodist, Catholic, or Baptist. We are increasingly becoming a seeker church.
For more info, email or call the church office at 414-481-3530.