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We hope that this section of our website can answer any questions you may have. If you need more information, please use the form on the right to contact us. We will respond as soon as possible. 

What Kind of Church Are You?

 

We are a Baptist congregation with a rich history and a bright future.  We are a welcoming, engaging family of faith, seeking "to be a home to all who would enter."  We value our Baptist heritage and are committed to Baptist principles detailed in the Baptist Faith and Message 1963. Although our church is historic and traditional, we are a healthy, growing congregation committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the priesthood of all believers.

 

What Are Your Worship Services Like?

 

Our worship services (Sundays, 9:15/10:30 am) are traditional in style, yet vibrant and creative.  Each service is unique and thematic, developing and reinforcing the biblical theme of the sermon for the day.  Our worship services feature the hymns of our faith, anthems presented by the Sanctuary Choir, the majestic and stirring sounds of the pipe organ and the grand piano, as well as other instrumental and choral music, solos, and handbell choirs.  The preaching is Christ-centered, Bible-based, and applicable to daily living.  We follow the liturgical Christian calendar, celebrating the seasons of the church year: Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. Lay involvement in worship leadership is encouraged, with lay people leading prayers, reading Scripture, or leading children's sermons. Older children participate as acolytes.  Our services reflect a unique style that is reverent, but inviting; traditional, but warm.

 

Where Do I Park?

 

Guest and handicap parking spaces are located in the main parking lot beside the church, close to the courtyard and Welcome Center entrance.  There are also guest parking spaces in the parking lot across Earle Street from the front steps of the Sanctuary, and on-street parking is available on Earle and Robinson Streets. We have overflow parking at area businesses across Stone Avenue, and on Sunday mornings, police officers are available to stop traffic and assist people crossing the street. 

 

Where Do I Go?

 

We have greeters at every entrance to assist you as you arrive.  Exterior signs will point you in the right direction.  If you are arriving for Sunday School, you will want to enter through the Welcome Center (the main entrance under the covered drive-through area) through the courtyard just off the main parking lot).  If you are coming for worship, you may come in the same entrance or simply enter the Sanctuary by way of the front steps (from Earle Street).  If you have preschool children, you may use the same entrance, or the preschool entrance near the covered walkway at the back of the main building, following the signs to our Preschool Welcome Center, located on the first floor of the education building. , one level beneath the courtyard level. 

Handicap Accessibility

Handicap entrances are located on the first floor through the weekday entrance and on the second floor through the Welcome Center. We also have an two elevators that services all three floors. If you have preschoolers, visit our Preschool Welcome Center to gather information about our preschool area. ministry.

 

What about My Preschoolers?

 

Families with preschoolers are invited to go to the Preschool Welcome Center (located on the first floor) where they will be directed to their child's classroom. Sunday School classes are also available for preschoolers at both 9:15 and 10:30 am. Older preschoolers may go to the worship service with their parents and then be brought down following the children's sermon. Beepers and security tags are provided for parents of preschoolers, to put your minds at ease when you leave your preschoolers in our care.  All of our preschool workers are trained, caring individuals who comply with our child protection policies.  Our preschool area is newly renovated and is a safe environment. Visit our Preschool Welcome Center through the first floor entrance, one level beneath the courtyard.

Worship

Sunday School                          9:10/10:30 am

Sunday Worship                       9:10/10:30 am

Wednesday Dinner                  5:45 pm

Wednesday Prayer Meeting   6:30 pm

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Office: 864-233-5332

Fax: 864-233-0082

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