What to Expect
You never know what to expect when you attend a church for the first time. You get up early, drive to an unfamiliar building filled with strangers, spend an hour or more with them, only to find out that it's not quite what you are looking for in a church. If only you could have some idea of what an average worship service is like before going to one! The following is an honest description of an average Sunday morning at North Country Fellowship.
As you enter the building you will immediately notice the Sunday morning buzz created by dozens of children running around. Both military and local families of all ages are in attendance. As you enter the meeting room (where the service takes place), you will notice a comfortably modern feel. Worship music is playing over the sound system and people are actually happy to be at church!
The music team will start the service around 11:00 AM and lead everyone in 3 to 5 songs. Drums, guitars, trumpets and piano are all used in our musical worship. The words to the songs we sing are projected on a screen for you to follow along. The music is modern, contemporary and exciting!
As the singing ends, we will pray and the kids are dismissed for their classes and one or more of our pastors will begin to teach from God's word. We believe that the Bible is worth studying every Sunday so we make it a priority to do so as a church. The messages are clear and apply to everyday life. If you own a Bible, bring it with you and follow along. We usually spend 35-45 minutes learning from scripture.
Afterward, people tend to hang around, talk and just enjoy each other's friendship.
Once a month we celebrate and remember the death of Jesus Christ through a ceremony called "communion" (it's also known as "the sacrament", "the Lord's Supper" or "the Eucharist").
During the teaching time (after the music), children from age three through fifth grade may attend Spiritual Life Classes. Most kids find this time to be an absolute blast! If you have a baby or toddler under age three, we provide a nursery ministry so you can catch the service. All of our children's workers have had background checks because safety matters to us.
We are an imperfect group of people trying to pursue Jesus Christ on the Journey of Faith. Sunday morning is our chance to join together in corporate worship. It's a breath of fresh air in the midst of a hectic life. We look forward to meeting you on Sunday!