Hope you will join us…
Here is some information that we hope will be useful to you for your first visit.
When is worship?
During non-summer months, our traditional service takes place each Sunday at 10am, and our Worship in a New Key service (Mid-September through May) takes place at 5pm in the chapel, though time and location for this service change occasionally; check the current schedule of services, or better yet our Facebook page. During the summer (July through Labor Day weekend), there is one worship service at 9:30 in the Meetinghouse. Please visit our worship page to find out more, and see our events page for the latest information about upcoming services.
What should I wear?
Visitors are sometimes concerned about what to wear. Generally, people are more formal for our 10am traditional service. Some men wear jackets and ties, some wear khakis. Some women wear dresses, some wear slacks. Just dress comfortably but respectfully. For our WINK service, the dress is most definitely casual.
If you have children
Children are integral to our worship, and our life as a congregation. For the 10am service, Sunday School age children begin worship in the Meetinghouse (except when there is communion or Children’s Chapel), and then on most Sundays are dismissed to Sunday School after the Children’s Message. Our nursery, for infants to age 2, is staffed each Sunday by a permanent childcare provider and a helper. Silent and wireless pagers are available for parents to carry. The nursery is located off of the Fellowship Center in room 103. Our child care provider is there by 9:30am (9:00am in summer) to allow time to get the children settled. There is also child care for our Worship in a New Key service.
Getting here and parking
If you need directions from your home, click here. Careful that you don’t miss the entrance that is right at Gordon Avenue and Route 206. There is a parking lot surrounding the church; the entrance leads to the back parking lot. Since that fills up fast, many also park along 206, which is legal during Sunday worship service, or in downtown Lawrenceville. Here is a map that shows additional parking areas.
Is the church handicap accessible?
Yes. You can enter the church via the Fellowship Center building; there is a ramp that bypasses the steps to the Meetinghouse.
We hold Exploring Membership classes twice during the year, once during the fall and once in the spring. Childcare will be provided for these gatherings. At these gatherings we will learn about the church, discuss membership, get to know each other a little better, and address any questions you may have. If you are interested in attending Exploring Membership classes or have questions, please call the church office, (609) 896-1212, contact us, or steer to our events page for the upcoming schedule.
Because the church and the parents make promises in baptism to nurture a child in the faith, the first step is for one or both parents to become members of the church. Please read about Baptism.
What opportunities are available for children on Sundays?
Age-appropriate and welcoming activities for children to learn about God are available as follows:
Sunday School for preschoolers is available in our preschool rooms, which are located under the staff offices in the Chapel building. Feel free to ask anyone for assistance in finding it. The children enjoy music, Bible story time, playtime, arts and crafts, and a snack each week. They may be dropped off prior to worship as the teachers are ready to begin at 9:45am. For safety concerns, we ask that all preschool children be dropped off and signed in and out each week by an adult. If your child is attending for the first time or visiting for the day we ask that a parent register their child and inform the teachers of any allergies or special needs or concerns. This will help us to make sure each child has a nurturing, positive, and safe experience.
Children in Kindergarten through grade five participate in a “Workshop Rotation Model” Christian Education Program. The children are separated into smaller groups by grade. The children begin and end each class with prayer. Each week the children learn from the denominational curriculum of the PC(USA), We Believe. After their weekly lesson the children have enrichment activities specific to the lesson and the rotation model classroom. The children rotate through the enrichment classes, which include art, drama and games, computer lab, and video.
Children and Mission
Preschool through 5th grade Sunday School children are also involved in many mission projects throughout the year.
For more information please contact us.
Youth join their parents in worship; there are several programs for youth, to explore the meaning of faith, and to join with a supportive community of youth. Our Junior High Fellowship group meets Wednesday evenings and our Senior High Fellowship group meets Sunday evenings.