MUSIC:

We have a variety of music in our church, from guitar-lead music led by our praise band to classical hymns from centuries past. Each ties us to those who have followed Jesus at various times.  On a normal Sunday, we will have two songs from our praise band at the beginning of our service and two at the end.  We will also have a classical hymn in the middle of our service. 

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COFFEE:

We believe that there are many people better able to learn about Jesus when they are fully caffeinated.  We have coffee and light refreshments available on Sunday Mornings and encourage everyone to feel comfortable bringing coffee to their seats during worship.  

ATTIRE:

We want you to be comfortable when you come to worship… clothes included.  Feel free to dress as you see fit.  We are just glad that you have chosen to join us.

PEOPLE:

The people of Rural Chapel are warm, welcoming, love to laugh, and serious about living faith without taking themselves too seriously.  Our people are our greatest asset as a church and we think that you will be blessed when you meet them.

                                                     CHILDREN:  

We love our children in worship at Rural Chapel!  We also understand that kids learn better about Jesus in ways that are tailored specifically to their age group.  The way that we strike that balance is to include them in the Sunday morning worship service for the singing and announcements, then releasing them into their very own "Kid’s Church".  Parents are welcome to go back with their kids and meet the teachers of the various age groups.  Children are also welcome to stay in the main service should they feel more comfortable doing so.  For the various Kid's church                                                                 classes, please see Children/Youth page.

PREACHING:

Pastor Craig is good at bringing the Bible to life in really understandable ways which challenge people to follow Jesus more deeply.  His preaching is passionate, reverent, sometimes ornery and connects to the lives of real people trying to live faith in an increasingly complex world.

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COMMUNION:

Communion is a sacrament, or sacred practice, that we celebrate monthly. It consists of gluten-free bread and grape juice and is a way that we remember and take part in the great sacrifice that Jesus made for all people. Methodists have long used grape juice instead of the traditional wine because we want those struggling with alcohol addiction to be able to take communion. Our church uses gluten-free bread because we want those who are allergic to gluten to be able to take communion too. Communion is generally part of our worship service the first Sunday of every month.