First Time Visitors

Our Services
 
Our Sunday morning activities begin at 9:45 am (Christian Education) & 11:00 am Morning Worship. Our 11:00 worship serves begins with a time of music, prayer, praise and worship, followed by offering, then a message from Bishop Watkins ending with an opportunity for prayer.  Although lives are changed by the power of God, the atmosphere is warm and relaxed. We believe you will have a good time at The Neighborhood Church
 
Attire
 
What should I wear?  Although this is a concern for some people, we never want something like clothing to be a hindrance for you. What you consider appropriate for a church setting is probably reasonable to us and you will see people from business suits and dresses to pants and even a few jeans. Of course there is a standard of decency that we would appreciate, but most of all wear what is comfortable to you. 


 
Parking

 
Depending on when you arrive you may get parking in the front or side of our building. 


 
 
As You Enter

 
The first people you will probably see as you enter the Welcome Center are our "greeters."  These are friendly and helpful members who can assist you for the main service; to our Children's Church or Nursery areas if needed; to the restrooms, etc.  They are there to answer any questions you have or to assist you with anything you need. Just look for the folks wearing the gold badges.
 
 
As You Enter the Sanctuary
 
Ushers are on hand to give you a bulletin/program and to help you find a seat. We project song lyrics and bible scriptures on projectors and monitors, easily seen from every seat in the house, for your convenience. If any disability issues need to be addressed, just let us know. 


 
First-Time Visitors
 
We are always happy to receive first-time visitors.  All first-time visitors receive a small thank you gift for visiting.

 
Have Children?
 
We have an incredible team of volunteers who are trained to assist you and your children.
 
Nursery:  
 
If you have an infant or a toddler under 2 years old, please feel free to use the Nursery whenever you need it. 

Children's Church:
 
(1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays) If you have children from 2-12 years, they are going to love Children's Church. We put a lot of time and attention into creating an environment where kids will have a ball while they learn. The kids enjoy music and praise together before going into smaller age-based groups for biblical teaching. The entire morning will be fun, energetic and instructive but our goal is for children to be themselves and to be comfortable. 
 
Of course, if you prefer, your child can remain with you into the main service. 
 

 
Teens (13-18): We feel teenagers are old enough to join the rest of us in the main service.  After your first visit, they may have made a new friend and decided to sit in the area where most of our teens gather.  However, our meeting time geared specifically for teenagers is Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in our group called Da Vine. We also have Friday Night Teen Fellowship on 2nd  and 4th Friday's @ 6:30 pm 


 
After Service
 
After service, please feel free to hang out a while and get to know us.  We provide coffee and light refreshments as you collect your things and prepare to go.  Bishop Quincy and his wife Lady Fay make it a point to be available to meet or greet everyone who attends; they would love to meet you.  


 
Becoming A Member
 
Believe it or not, many people ask about becoming a member of our church after their very first visit.  We actually encourage you to visit several times, at least a couple months, before making that decision.  That way, you can really get to know us and we can address any questions you have.  After that, becoming a member of The Neighborhood Church only requires your attendance at one of our Foundation courses, which is held about four times a year.  Here we have a chance to review a little about our history, who we are and what membership means.
 
Questions?
 
If you have any questions now or during your visit, please don't hesitate to let us know.