What to Expect

We want you to be happy when you attend our church. (Psalm 122:1).  If you are visiting this page, that means you probably have some questions and you are looking for some answers.  We understand it can be hard to visit a church for the first time. You might ask yourself the following questions:

"What's going on here?" "What is going to happen when I walk through the front door?" "How will I know where to go and what to do when I get there?" "What will I do with my children?" "What should I wear?" "What will the service be like?" All kinds of unknown factors can make the church seem very intimidating.  We hope to answer some of the questions you might have about our church before you visit.  Even some of the people we read about in the Bible had questions for things that bothered them.  All of us at the Celebration Temple of God truly hope to make your visit with us relaxed, enriching, and exciting.

What is worship service like?

Every church has its own style of worship.  We think you will enjoy the services at the Celebration Temple of God, but as in any church, you should expect to take a few Sundays to become accustomed to our way of praising God together.

We attempt to make our worship as totally "user-friendly" as possible.  Each week the order of the service is printed in the bulletin with a lot of other helpful information.  The lesson for the day is printed for you, as well as the next Sunday's lesson outline.

Our worship service is liturgical, which means that we have a set order of worship every week.  Every Sunday we consistently focus on God's Word, because only through the words of Scripture does God offer us the forgiveness of sin and eternal life.  This is the only source of our spiritual lives and Christian growth.

Music is also an important part of our worship service.  Through the singing of hymns and other soul moving songs, we express our thanks to God for his wonderful salvation toward us. These powerful songs of praise remind us of the many wonderful things our Savior has done and for the free gift of salvation he has given,  Once you have learned them you will never forget them.

We pray that through our worship service your faith will be strengthened in God's promises!

Where do I park?

Parking is curbside around the church.  Please use this area as we are honored to have you as our guest.

How should I dress?

The leadership of this church dress in "Business Casual" attire. You are welcome to wear something casual or semiformal.

Dress up, a little.  It is generally customary to wear nice clothes when attending churches of all kinds. Some churches have more relaxed dress codes, while others are quite formal,  

Many churches have no requirement for clothes, but it is usually still a good idea to put on something nice when you are attending church for the first time. A three-piece suit or a formal gown is not necessary, but at least avoid flip-flops, jeans, and cargo shorts.

Since the Bible presents no dress code, except for simple decency and Christian humility, our Lord does not make any rules either.  Let what you wear to church be out of love for the Lord.  The choice of dress, be it casual or more formal, should be acceptable to God in his House of Worship.

What should I bring with me?

You do not have to bring anything, but you are welcome to bring your questions, your doubts, your friends, your family, and your relatives.  We at the Celebration Temple of God bring open hearts, minds, and open doors, and we are excited to have you!

Do I have to stand and say something?

No! We can assure you; we will not embarrass you in this or any other way.  We want you to feel as comfortable as possible and at home with us.  Time at church should be an enjoyable and uplifting experience.  We promise to do all we can so you can learn about your Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

I know my child(ren) are going to be too noisy; what should I do?

Jesus had something to say about this in the Bible. (Mark 10:13-16) Our congregation is much like a family with infants, kids, teens, adults, and the elderly.  It is not unusual to hear the cry of a baby mixed in with the sound of hymns and readings.  We have activity bags for the children, so they may take part during the worship service.

I know I will feel out of place.

If you have a question, please ask someone for help.  Do not hesitate to say, "I am new here.  Can you help me?"  We can assure you our church members are more than willing to help!

I am afraid I will say or do something wrong.

You are not alone! Just look up some of the people in the Bible.  All of us, at one time or another, have felt this way in a new or strange situation.  We hope you will see that the people at the Celebration Temple of God are ordinary people like yourself.  We want to accept you as you are and help you become what Christ wants you to be; that way we can help each other by sharing his love.

I do not know that much about the Bible.

Our worship and Bible study are ways to grow in the knowledge of the Bible and faith in Jesus.  You will not have to answer any questions you do not want to answer.  Do not forget that sometimes the wisest words to say are, "I don't know, but I'm willing to learn."  

We hope this page has answered any questions or concerns you might have.  Please ask if you have any unanswered questions.  We look forward to welcoming you here!