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What to Expect at the Church of the Epiphany

First of all you can expect to be welcomed!  Hospitality is our middle name.

We cordially invite you to worship with us and we’ll do everything we can to make you welcome.

When you drive onto our campus, you'll notice that our building is in the shape of a giant L. The part that is closest to the parking lot (directly ahead as you come down the driveway) is our church. The other arm of the L, to your right, is the Parish Hall. The connector between them, the most recently built part of the church, is where you will find the offices, nursery, music room, and handicapped-accessible bathrooms. Note the ramp in front of that central office if you are entering in a wheelchair or walker.

When we are starting our services, the door to the church will most likely be open, and an usher will be at the door handing out the service bulletins. The usher will greet you and will be only too pleased to answer any questions you may have about the service. There may be other newcomers in church as well. You may also ask an usher to get you a nametag. 

When you visit us, you’ll be our respected and welcome guest. You’ll not be singled out in an embarrassing way, or asked to stand before the congregation or made to come forward. You’ll simply be worshipping God along with the rest of us. Note that you don't have to bring a Bible with you.

If you don't yet feel ready to participate in one of our services, you can simply come in to watch and listen to what happens.  If you read the page at the link on the left marked "The Service," nothing will come as a surprise. Once you've come one or twice, you may feel that you'd like to join in with the rest of the congregation.

On most Sundays between September and May, and occasionally during the summer, there is an Adult Forum (a Sunday School for grown-ups) in the parlor after coffee time. You are welcome to join in this time of conversation and learning; it may be a Bible Study, or dealing with the issues that we wrestle with as Christians, or church history. Occasionally we have “Stump the Priest” sessions, when you get to ask all the questions you’ve always wanted to ask!