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When you come to Merriam Christian Church on a Sunday morning, the parking lot and main entrance are located on the south side of the church. There are two worship services and an hour of small group study each Sunday morning. Childcare is available for all events on Sunday morning.
The Early Worship Service is at 8:30 AM in the Chapel on the first floor of the building. When you enter the building, take the first hallway to your left to find the Chapel. The Early Service is a small, more intimate service. There is singing, prayer, scripture and a message. There is an offering and communion is celebrated every week. The service takes about one hour.
There are several small groups for adults that meet from 9:30AM-
A traditional worship service is at 10:45 AM in the sanctuary located on the upper level of the building. After entering in the main doors, proceed up the staircase on your right to the sanctuary. This worship service features traditional hymns, a chancel choir and handbell choir, prayer, scripture, and a message. There is an offering taken up and communion is offered each week. The service takes about an hour to an hour-
There is a nursery provided for infants and toddlers. Older children are welcome to remain in the sanctuary and join in worship. There are activity bags available for kids if parents wish to use them.
At both worship services communion is given in a small piece of cracker and a small cup with grape juice. The trays with the elements are passed from person to person in the pews. As each person receives the tray, they eat the bread and drink the cup, placing the empty cup back into a spot on the tray. The communion is open to anyone who would like to take it, regardless of age or affiliation. As God's children we are each invited by God to God's table to receive grace, forgiveness and love.
The offering is used to support the ministries of the church. This includes outreach to the community and world, supporting programs and ministries in the church and in other churches and charities, and supporting our staff and facilities. Guests should feel comfortable to simply observe the offering. As Christians we believe that God places a unique call to give on each person's heart, and if and when God calls a guest to give, they are welcome to answer as they see fit.
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