Plan A Visit
Welcome to Neely’s Creek ARP Church! We hope you and your family will join us in worshiping our God and growing together in our faith.
We hope you feel welcomed as you visit Neely’s Creek. Here are a few frequently asked questions to help ease your mind.
Which service should I go to?
We offer a Contemporary Service which begins at 8:30 AM and a Traditional Service at 11:00 AM. The same sermon is preached at both services by our Pastor, Matt Joldersma. The biggest difference between the two is the style of music. So choose a worship style that is most comfortable for you and your family.
At the Contemporary Service, you can expect to see our worship team and guitars leading the congregation in the singing of familiar songs heard on Christian radio as well as some hymns set to contemporary music. Lyrics are projected on the screens.
At the Traditional Service, you can expect most of the music to be played on the organ or piano as well as appearances from our adult choir and handbell choir. Traditional hymns from our hymnal are sung, although lyrics are projected on the screens as well.
How should I dress?
We do not have a dress code for either service and invite you to come as you are.
However, you can expect more casual attire at the Contemporary Service ranging from jeans, shorts, and t-shirts to khakis, button down shirts, and dresses.
There is also a range of attire at the Traditional Service from jeans and button downs, to suits and Sunday best.
Please dress however is most comfortable for you.
Do you have a nursery?
What is Children's Church?
We want our children to begin learning from an early age what it means to be a part of our worship service and the life of the church. Beginning at age 4, children are invited to attend the first part of the worship service with their parents or guardians. We provide a folder of activities at each entrance designed to keep the children engaged during this time.
Before the sermon, children ages 4 – 2nd grade will be dismissed for Children’s Church. They will walk with their teachers and a deacon to Room 3 in the Christian Education building. They will have a Bible lesson, enjoy a snack, craft or game activity, and a time for memorizing Scripture. Children can be picked up from Room 3 immediately following the 8:30 or 11:00 worship service.
How do I become a member?
We suggest that you start by attending the Inquirers Class that is offered twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Though this class is not a requirement for membership, it will allow you to learn more about our church, denomination, and beliefs.
To join the church you will meet with our pastor and give your testimony before our elders to confirm your faith in Jesus Christ.
If you are interested in joining the next Inquirers Class or in learning more about membership, please contact us at email@example.com.