What Can I Expect?
We know that making a visit to a new church for the first time can be a bit intimidating. So we don’t want there to be any surprises. We do want your first experience at Thornydale Family Church to be a great one!
We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. at 10501 N. Thornydale Road.
HOW LONG IS A WORSHIP GATHERING?
Our gatherings last a little over an hour. While the format of the gatherings varies from time to time, we normally begin with our worship band leading the church in singing. Song lyrics are projected on the screen so you can sing along and engage however you feel most comfortable. You can get a feel for the kind of music we sing by checking out our playlist.
Afterwards our pastor shares an encouraging and relevant message from the Bible.
WHAT IS THE CULTURE LIKE AT THORNYDALE?
Sundays at Thornydale Family Church are reverent, casual and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to be welcomed as our guest. We promise to never do anything to single you out or embarrass you.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
Since we are truly a family church, we believe it is important for children to learn to worship with their families at an early age. So we provide several ways for your children to actively participate in worship.
- We have a nursery staffed with loving caretakers for babies and toddlers up through 2 years old.
- Children from 3 years old through Kindergarten age usually remain with their families during the singing time and then go to Children’s Church during Pastor Pat’s message.
- Children in First Grade or older worship with their families for the entire gathering. During the message, they receive a clipboard with an appropriate handout that allows them to follow the sermon and take notes at their level.
- Pastor Pat has a special “In the Bag” object lesson for all the kids. Usually the adults learn as much or more than the kids.
WILL YOU ASK ME TO GIVE MONEY?
We consider giving to be an important and integral part of worship for those who are members and regular attenders. But we never ask or expect anyone who is new to give unless that is something they decide they want to do.