WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT US
When you arrive, you can certainly expect a genuine smile and a warm handshake at the door. You may drop your family off under the overhang if it's raining. The parking lot is well-lit at night.
Our building is handicap accessible.
Greeters will meet you at the door, give you a bulletin, answer any questions you might have, and help you get to the right part of the building.
Adults and Teens - Sunday School for adults and teens are held at 9:30 to 10:15. During this time, we also offer a nursery for newborn to 2 years old and children's church for 3 years to twelve years old.
Nursery to 6th grade - Nursery is also offered during the 10:15 service. Everyone gathers in the main sanctuary for songs and announcements and then children 3 to 12 are dismissed to their Sunday School classes.
Each of the Sunday Schools functions with the same emphasis, that of teaching you and your family members the wonderful truths found in the Bible, foremost being the truth of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. As such, our teachers are well-trained themselves, caring, and committed to helping you and your family grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
THE MAIN SERVICE
The main service begins at 10:30 AM, and follows this general format: We usually start with a congregational hymn or two, usually mingled with the morning announcements. (We don't sing dry hymns, but lively soul-stirring ones!) During one of these songs, Pastor Butterfield will give everyone time to shake hands and greet one another.
If there is a soloist or instrumental performance, it usually falls next. About the same time, we collect the morning offering. As a visitor, please don't feel that you need to give anything. We aren't "after" your money. We want to be a blessing to you!
Last, but not least, Pastor Bob Butterfield will preach a relevant message from God's Holy Word. Pastor Butterfield has a very nice voice to listen to, but more importantly, he understands that what God has to say in His Book is what we need to hear. You can expect to hear him lift up the King James Bible as the absolute, final authority for all truth, for all men, for every situation. He faithfully strives to preach the "whole counsel of God" without compromise.
Immediately following the message, Pastor gives us an opportunity to come forward to pray to the Lord. Of course, God can hear you anywhere, anytime, but it is best to respond while the Holy Spirit is prompting you.
Children's Church (ages 3 years old to 6th grade)
During Children's Church, your children will sing songs, hear a brief message designed for their age group, and play a game to reinforce the truths that were learned. There may be puppets, skits, and other exciting things used, all to make Open Door a blessing to your child!
Sunday, 9:30 am
Sunday, 6:00 pm The children are dismissed from the main service before the message begins.
Wednesday, 7:00 pm Patch the Pirate Club
Your little ones are very important to you, and to us, too! Only handpicked adult ladies are selected to work in the nursery area. We utilize a vibrating-pager system with all infants, so that we can notify you if your child needs you. Also, for their security, all infants are only released to the person who returns the pager to the nursery.