Harmony Church is primarily a place for guests and new people to experience church done in a way that will allow people trying church for the first time to feel comfortable and accepted. We realize upon your first few visits that you may have some concerns and questions. Here is a walk-through of what your experience may entail:
We have ample parking for you and your family as you arrive as a guest. We have parking close to our main entrance for those with special needs. We have signs directing you when you come into our parking area displaying where our main entrance is located. Usually there will be someone to greet you in the parking area as you arrive.
Upon Entering the Lobby
When you make your way from our parking area into our entry way, you will arrive in our lobby. In this area you will find people greeting you and ready to answer any of your questions. We also have a sign pointing out important things such as where restrooms are located, where to hang your coat and where the worship center is located.
In the lobby you will often find homemade baked goods and other delicious snacks and drinks for your pleasure. These may be taken into our worship center to be enjoyed during our worship celebration.
Entering the Worship Center
From the lobby you will be directed into our worship center where we actually hold our worship celebration. Here you will find persons who will give you a program. Our program contains important information about what will be happening that day as well as about other programs and activities taking places that coming week. You will also find on the back of your program the various agencies, ministries and organizations we partner with both locally and globally.
You will find especially comfortable setting in the rear of our worship center for you as a guest as well as our friends with special needs.
We have wifi in our building for your convenience so that you can use your devices while you are with us.
You are invited to bring any refreshments with you into the worship center. We also invite you to bring your children into the worship center with you because they will remain with you during the first portion of our worship celebration. Those children between age 3 through 6 grade will have a kid’s message part way through our celebration, and then will go with our teachers to our kid’s program called KidsConnection where they connect with other children and have the opportunity to experience God at their own level.
Everyone who works with children at Harmony Church have had background checks for the safety of your children. As part of our teaching programs with our children, we do use the internet. But for your child’s safety, our teachers closely monitor everything being used. We also always have at least two teachers or assistance working together in a classroom (that has windows). We do not conduct any class behind a closed door. We have a nursery for children under three years old.
Our welcome center is located inside our main lobby. Located there are resources, Christian magazines and other items to help you become more familiar with our church.
What you can expect during worship
Our worship celebration begins with a countdown video on our big screen so you know when we are about to begin. After this, we begin by singing three or four songs. They are usually a mix of contemporary Christian music and sometimes a few traditional songs. We use videos from You Tube and other places on the internet to enhance our worship. Some of these are musical while others are teaching or humorous ones.
After this, the kids get a short message from one of our KidsConnection staff and then they go back to KidsConnection while the remaining adults will receive a message from one of the pastors or one of our other leaders.
We do take an offering. It is low-keyed. Especially as a guest there is no pressure or the need to feel to give when the offering bag is passed around. We do ask that you take a few minutes to fill out the connection card attached to your program and drop it in the offering bag. This is your offering as a guest to us.
The adult message is often interactive, and is done in a powerpoint presentation so people of all different learning styles can best grasp the message of the day. Messages usually last about 20 minutes.
Our worship begins at 10:15am and usually runs about one hour. You can usually expect to be leaving our worship celebration around 11:20am.
It is our goal at Harmony that you will enjoy your first experience with us so much that you will want to return a second time and beyond. We even hope that you will want to bring a friend or family member with you when you return again. We also welcome your feedback as to how you were treated and what you thought of your experience through emailing one of the staff. This information can be found on the back of your program.