Below you will find some information about what a typical Sunday at Matthews Memorial looks like as well as answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If there is anything else you would like to know, please feel free to contact us.
When you visit, we sincerely hope that you experience a warm spirit of fellowship and the communion with God that you seek.
We cannot wait to worship with you.
ABOUT OUR SUNDAY SERVICE
- When we enter our sanctuary doors, an usher will greet you and give you a bulletin.
- There are no reserved pews in our sanctuary. Sit where you are comfortable.
- All persons are welcome regardless of race, gender or religious background.
- Our pastors wear robes to designate themselves as ordained clergy. Stoles are worn on top of the robe and the color of the stole signifies the church season. Each church season helps us reflect on an aspect of Jesus’ life.
- We welcome monetary offerings as a means of expressing our thankfulness for the generosity of God. However, offerings are taken up freely and without pressure. No one is forced to make a monetary contribution to our church.
- An invitation is offered at the close of the service for persons to accept Christ as Savior, for reaffirmation of faith, to respond to a call from God or to join our church.
- Our pastors stand at the doors of the church after the service in order to offer greetings.
- Visitor cards are found in the pew backs. We encourage first time visitors to fill out a visitor card and place it in the offering plate so that our pastors might contact you.
- There is a place on the visitor card for prayer requests or you may speak to one of the pastors.
- If persons have not been baptized, we baptize them before accepting them into church membership and rejoice as they profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- New members, at the time they join our church, will be matched with a caring sponsors to help them assimilate into the life of our congregation.
- We invite you to pick up a Matthews Memorial welcome mug! See one of the ushers or pastors.
Where do I park?
There are three parking locations. Handicap spaces are located off Cedarcrest Avenue. There is parking off Brook Avenue, behind the church parsonage. Parking is also available off of Anderson Lane in the Amqui Park parking lot, located across the street from the church.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO TAKE COMMUNION?
We practice open communion, meaning all are welcome at our Table, including children. We offer Holy Communion on the First Sunday of each month.
dO YOU HAVE A NURSeRY DURING WORSHIP?
Yes. A nursery, staffed by qualified volunteers, is available downstairs. Please see an usher who will assist you in finding the location of our nursery.
We also welcome children. Children may remain in the sanctuary or go with a caring volunteer to King’s Kids, a relaxing time of activities and a Bible lesson geared just for them.
If I was baptized in another church, do I need to be baptized again?
When persons come for church membership we gladly and joyfully accept their baptism from other Christian denominations.
wHAT DO I WEAR?
We do not have a dress code. We only ask that you honor God in your choice of attire.
Are your facilities physically accessible?
Handicap parking is located outside the Sanctuary off Cedarcrest Avenue. A handicap accessible restroom, which contains a changing table, is located in the foyer. Other restrooms are located throughout the facility.