"Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the Glory of God." Romans 15:7, ESV.
We appreciate our visitor's joining us in worship. Hopefully you were encouraged by the Great Word of God.
May he continue to bless you, please come again...
At the Laurel Avenue Church Of Christ, all newcomers are greeted with open arms.
We welcome everyone to come as you are. You will not be judged by your past, your present, or what you wear.
We want to share with you the hope, love and acceptance of Jesus Christ. Whether you're looking for a warm church community, or seeking a more meaningful spiritual practice, our doors are always open.
We never Single out any of our visitors. We understand that people who visit, tend to feel very awkward and self-conscious because they often don't know anyone. Because of that, we never ask a visitor to raise their hands, wear a visitor's tag,
of stand when we announce that we have visitors joining us in worship.
-WHAT TO EXPECT-
We want you to feel comfortable when you visit us, so we'll give you an idea of what to expect when you visit:
If you walk through the foyer to the double doors, you will enter what we call the “auditorium”, where our services are held.
Please feel free to sit anywhere you are comfortable.
-PRAISE & WORSHIP-
Our worship services begin with a time to praise God through song.
Our time spent in song is an integral part of our service when we lift our hearts in praise to God.
There will be a message based from Scripture to encourage us and help us to understand God’s word and apply it to our lives.
Our minister will preach the congregation, a heart-touching sermon. His message will usually be 45 minutes -1hr long.
At the end of his sermon, the Minister will offer those who feel they need help spiritually in any way a chance to speak.
We celebrate the Lord’s supper each Sunday near the end of service.
During this time, trays of unleavened bread (His Body) and individual cups of grape juice (His Blood) will be passed throughout the auditorium. They represent his sacrifice and death on the cross, as well as his resurrection and the forgiveness offered through his death.
We invite all believers to partake with us, but you are not pressured to do so.
We will pass trays throughout the auditorium to collect an offering during the service.
We give as an “overflowing…of thanks to God” (2 Corinthians 9:12).
After the offering, comes a final song, followed by a final prayer.
After service, everyone shakes hands, interact with each other and be friends.