What to Expect

Every Sunday we have Christian Education classes for all ages that begin at 9:30. Our prelude singing starts at 10:20 as people are being seated in the sanctuary. The worship celebration begins at 10:30 and lasts until approximately 11:45. 

Common Questions

Is anyone allowed to come to your church?

Everyone is welcome to attend our church! You do not have to be a member and we invite you to be our guest.

How will people be dressed?

Dress is a matter of personal preference and you will find some people dressed in blue jeans and others in dresses and suits.

What type of music is included in your services?

Worship celebrations are planned by a variety a people and music can range from contemporary to more traditional. Each service is likely to include a variety of both. You are likely to hear drums, guitar, and the clavinova in addition to the piano integrated into every service.

Is your church wheelchair accessible?

The church sanctuary and fellowship hall are both wheelchair accessible. There is designated parking at the church for wheelchair use as well as senior citizens.

  Do you have a nursery?

During the worship celebration we have nursery service staffed by volunteers available for children 5 years old and younger.
 

Do you have Sunday school for children?

We have Christian Education classes for children starting at age 2 and continuing up through 5th grade. We also have jr. high, high school youth and adult classes.

Who are the Mennonites and what do you believe?
We encourage you to visit the Who are the Mennonites page for an overview of Mennonites as well as the AMC Vision and Core Values  pages for more in depth information.

A Typical Sunday Morning at AMC

9:00 a.m. – Mingle with greeters and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee
9:30 a.m. – Sunday school begins, also known as “Christian Ed”

Adult classes available:

1.)Quarterly Lesson Plan – Meets in the fellowship hall upstairs

2.) Current Events Bible Study – Meets in room #5 of the East basement

3.)”Explore the Bible” Bible Study – Meets in room #1 of the East basement. 

Primary classes 

– For ages 2-5 and grades 1-6, in the West basement

Jr. High 

– For grades 6-8, Meets in the Youth House next door to church

Youth 

– For grades 9-12, in the Youth House next door to church

*If you find yourself late for Christian Ed (or early for worship), you are welcome to hang out in the foyer, have some coffee and socialize.

10:00 a.m. – People will be getting out of classes in about 15 minutes.
10:15 a.m. – Move toward sanctuary
Greeters will direct traffic and hand out bulletins which will lay out the order of service and activities at AMC.
10:20 a.m. – Prelude begins
You will hear singing as you enter the sanctuary, but that does not mean you are late. Feel free to join in the singing. This is a casual time of worship leading up to the service.
10:30 a.m. – End of prelude / beginning of service

It is okay to come in after the service has begun and for comfort there is also a balcony. An usher will seat you or you are welcome to just find an open seat.

Announcements will start, formally beginning the service, but you are still not late!

Children are more than welcome in the service. We have buddy bags (activities) available for children’s entertainment. They are located in the foyer.

There is a nursery available for children 5 years and younger in the East basement.

10:40 a.m. – Worship time (refer to the bulletin for service details)

*Still Not Late

11:00 a.m. – Sermon begins
11:45 a.m. – Sermon ends

A pastor will be available for prayer after the service.

If you are joining us on the first Sunday of the month there will usually be a Fellowship Meal following the service. You are welcome to join us for good food and fellowship.

We hope you have enjoyed your visit to Arthur Mennonite Church!
We are always glad to see new faces!