Every church is different! If you are coming to our church for the first time, you may have some questions. If your questions aren’t answered here, don’t hesitate to contact us.
When Should I Arrive?
- Worship services are at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., with some exceptions on special holidays. On your first visit, it might be good to arrive about 15-20 minutes early.
- If you want to attend adult classes before attending the second service, you should plan to arrive by 10:00 am.
9:00-10:00 am: Traditional service with sanctuary choir
10:10-11:00 am: Educational classes for adults, children, youth
11:00-12:00 am: Contemporary service with worship band
What Should I Expect in Worship?
Sunday mornings at Cedar Heights Presbyterian are very activity-filled for the congregation. From the time people begin arriving for the 9:00 a.m. service until second service worshippers leave after 12:00 noon, individuals of all ages can be found in the sanctuary, the classrooms, the lounge, the library, the fellowship hall, and many other gathering areas.
Our first service, at 9:00 a.m., is traditional, with a Sanctuary choir, organ music, a children’s message, and an engaging, relevant, Bible-based sermon by one of the pastors
Our second service, beginning at 11:00 a.m., is more contemporary, led by a worship band that lends a slightly more informal atmosphere to the worship service. The same sermon is preached in both services.
Coffee is always available for those who socialize between services in the Commons or in Brinkerhoff Lounge. This is a good time to meet friends and begin new relationships.
Are Children Welcome in Worship?
Children are welcome and encouraged to be in worship at Cedar Heights. Parents have numerous resources available to them for involving the child in the pew as they begin bringing their small children to the worship hour. All children Pk-3rd grade are invited to Worship Explorers, following the children’s message during the 11 a.m. service. The children will be out of worship only during the sermon. The children will return to church during a song, immediately following the sermon to sit with their families. This way they get to experience the prayers, offering and communion.
Children also have opportunities to join in worship. They may participate in the children’s message during each service. They may be part of special services, like Christmas and Easter, where children’s classes take an active part in such activities as skits or dramas. Some may also be part of children’s musical groups.
Is There Childcare?
Child care is available in the nursery, located on the main level. Our professionally staffed nursery is open for infants to four-year-olds from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon each Sunday and during special events.
Brinkerhoff Lounge also stays open for parents with older children during the service. The sound from the sanctuary is reproduced through speakers, so you don’t miss the service.
An educational hour is held between worship services, beginning about 10:00 a.m. and concluding just before the contemporary service begins. Classes for children use various classrooms; youth (Jr./Sr. Highs) meet in the youth room on the lower level; three opportunities for adults are available in Brinkerhoff Lounge, the library-room 201, and downstairs in the Over the Coffee room.
How Do I Connect?
Getting connected with others at Cedar Heights is about establishing and building worthwhile relationships with others. At Cedar Heights, we want you to get to know our members and friends and feel part of our church family.
At Cedar Heights, we value the importance of everyone spending time each week with a smaller group of people who can get to know each other personally, share life with us, and encourage us to know Jesus Christ.
Check the visitor’s desk in our Commons area and, if you’re new to CHCPC, pick up a welcome packet. Check the announcements in the Sunday bulletin of weekly activities. Or ask someone for assistance in determining activities in which you might participate.