Your First Visit
WHERE DO I ENTER THE BUILDING?
You can enter our parking lot from Maple Ave. or Kay Dr. Follow the green arrows below and find a parking spot. If you are coming to our 8 o’clock service or 10 o’clock service, you will enter through the sanctuary doors.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Clothes. That is the only thing we ask. We are much more concerned about what is going on inside of a person than what clothes they wear on the outside. Feel free to come just as you are. On a Sunday morning, we will see everything from a suit to jeans and a T-shirt.
WHERE WILL MY KIDS GO?
Children are important at Coburn. During both of our services, we offer childcare in our nursery for children birth-4 years of age. Our nursery is located upstairs. When you drop your child off, you will receive a pager (similar to what you get a restaurant when there is a wait). If there are any problems while you are in worship, those caring for your child in the nursery will page you.
During our 10 am service, the children are invited to come forward for a special message designed for them (it happens relatively early in the service). When the message is over, children ages 4-12 are invited to attend Junior Worship, where they will participate in a worship service designed just for them.
If you are interested in more than worship services, there are Sunday School classes designed for children of all ages at 9 AM!
WHAT IS WORSHIP LIKE?
One of the great things about Coburn is that we have options for worship.
8 AM- This worship service takes place in our Church Sanctuary. After our pastor welcomes us and prays, we have an extended period of music. Then, we pray, read scripture, and our pastor offers relevant teaching to help you live life with a purpose. This service is typically 60 minutes.
10 AM- This worship service takes place in our Church Sanctuary. It is more traditional in nature. People sit in pews. We sing hymns and choruses that may be familiar to you if you grew up in church. Music is accompanied by our organist and pianist. Our choir ministers during this service. We have a Children’s message. We sing, pray, take up offering, and our pastor offers relevant teaching to help you live life with a purpose. This service is typically 60-75 minutes.
If your first visit is on the first Sunday of the month, then we will be celebrating communion. In our church, communion is open to all. You do not have to be a member of our church to participate. When our pastor invites us to communion, he says, “Christ our Lord invites all who love him, who repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.”
During our 8 o’clock service, we invite people to come forward for communion where they will take a piece of bread and dip it in a cup of grape juice. As you do this our servers will say, “The body of Christ broken for you” and “The blood of Christ shed for you.” You do not need to say anything in response to this. You simply dip the bread in the cup and eat it remembering the love of God displayed in Jesus Christ.
During our 10 o’clock service, communion is served in the pews. Our ushers will bring plates of bread and pass them through the pews. After everyone has received a piece of bread, our pastor will invite everyone to eat the bread together. Likewise, the ushers will pass small cups of grape juice. Once everyone has been served, we will drink together.
We ask our guests to not feel obligated to give during our time of offering. Our worship service is our gift to you. Our members give each week so that we can offer this gift to you. During our 8 o’clock service, the offering is placed in baskets at the center of the table. During our 10 o’clock service, plates are passed through the pews for people to put their offering in.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Feel free to contact us if you have more questions of concerns. On Sunday mornings, we encourage you to stop by the Welcome Center, located just inside the sanctuary entrance on the left.