What to Expect When You Visit

What will I find inside?

When you visit us a Dalkena you can expect to find a friendly, loving and very family like atmosphere. That can sometimes translate as chaotic but do not be dismayed, it is what happens when a large number of people who love and care for one another come together in a group. Also, as in any family gathering you can always find coffee, punch and food. Parking is easy. Come right in and you may find yourself becoming part of the family before you know it. We have a beautiful, spacious new building and would like to have you come and check us out!

What times are the services and classes?

Sunday services usually start at 8:45 AM with Early Worship praise and worship music in the main sanctuary led by our youth worship team.

Following the Early Worship at 9:15 AM Sunday School classes are held for all ages. You are welcome to show up any time either for Early Worship or at 9:15 for Sunday School, there is about a 10 minute break in between. Just come right in and some friendly looking face will greet you and give you information about where the classes are held for each age group.

After Sunday School from 10:15 to 10:45 is the fellowship and snack time in the fellowship hall. This is a completely informal time for visiting and snacking and is sort of like an open house with a lot of activity. A lot of people who did not make it for Sunday School or Early Worship show up at this time. Some people are busy getting ready for the Worship Service, some people are just eating snacks, and nearly everyone is visiting with someone.

From 10:45 to 12:00 (or 12:something) is the main morning worship service with hymns, worship choruses, announcements, and the sermon by our Pastor Steve Powers.

What about my kids?

Nursery is available for both the Sunday School hour and the Worship Service hour for those too young for other classes. Starting at about ages 3-4 there are Sunday School classes duiring the 9:15 to 10:15 hour with stories and teaching for each age group all the way up to high-school and also the adults. During the Worship Service 10:45 to 12:00 there are Jr. Church classes for kids also with stories, crafts and snacks.

There are a lot of kids here. Pretty much every age group and there are a lot of special event programs going on all the time to get them involved and learning about the Lord. Special Christmas programs, Bible School, outings and events of various kinds, music, skits and all manner of activities. Your kids should be able to join in and have a healthy place to grow and participate.

What happens when it is over?

Following the service most people depart for home or lunch out with friends, although there is a lot of lingering and visiting going on at the church for a sometimes extended period of time. It is just a fun time to catch up with friends and neighbors about what is going on around the community. Most Sundays there are additional activities going on in the afternoon and various groups are planning of departing for those destinations as well.

If you know someone who attends Dalkena just ask them and they will tell you what it is like.

Come and join us! We are a very un-intimidating group and we would very much like to get to know you.