Friedens’ Sunday worship services provide a weekly opportunity for the entire church family to join together in worshiping God and learning how to grow as followers of Christ. If you haven’t attended Friedens before, you may be wondering what to expect when you visit. Here are answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I wear?Wear whatever you're comfortable wearing to church. At Friedens, many people wear jeans, a few people wear suits, and many others are somewhere in between. So whatever you wear, you’ll fit in!
What should I expect during the worship service?We have music at various points during the service as a way of helping us worship God and respond to what He is teaching us. In each service, there will be a message that seeks to faithfully apply the Bible to our lives in the 21st century. Click here to listen to a message from a Friedens worship service. We like to include a variety of other elements in our worship services, including: stories of what God is doing in people’s lives, celebration of the Lord's Supper, videos, and other dramatic elements. Our worship services typically last 65-70 minutes, and there are refreshments and coffee available after the services.
What is Friedens' music like?Our music style is “blended,” meaning that we sing both contemporary praise songs and traditional hymns (though the balance leans toward contemporary). Most weeks, there is a band that includes keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums. Occasionally, our songs are accompanied by a piano or even a pipe organ. Although people have personal musical preferences, we believe it’s important to recognize and value the diversity of ways that Christ-followers can worship God.
What about my children?Children of all ages are welcome in the worship service. There is usually a “children’s message” during the service, and we provide coloring packets for children. We also offer childcare during worship services for those who are interested. In addition, there is a “Wiggle Room” near the sanctuary where you can watch the service on TV when your children are “wiggly” or loud.
Does anything else happen on Sunday mornings?From September through May, there are Sunday-morning classes for all ages at 9:25. There are always refreshments and fellowship time in Fellowship Hall after the services.
Is there anything else I should know?We won’t do anything to single out our guests during the worship service. Our goal is that you will feel welcomed and comfortable, and that you will have the opportunity to grow closer to Christ as you worship with us at Friedens Church.