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New Here

what to expect

Going somewhere new is hard... especially a new church.

The good news is, Living Stones is a down-to-earth, friendly, casual place where you won't have to meet any big expectations... you can investigate and discover more about God and know that you can do it in your own way and at your own pace.

[arrival]

Our worship gatherings begin at 9:30am and 11:00am. Come 10 minutes early to enjoy a cup of coffee and get the good seats. The services last approximately 65 minutes.

[dress]

Dress is casual, so come as you are. ...we're a jeans and t-shirt kind of people, so you'll be welcomed no matter what you are wearing!

[kids]

If you've got kids, your first stop is the lscKIDS! space, a place for kids birth - 4th grade. Our children's check-in system will ensure you of their security, and your kids will enjoy a fun journey together through age appropriate, exciting activities developed to point them toward a relationship with Jesus. Click here for more information on lscKIDS!

[littleTHEATRE]

if you should find yourself in the Worship Gathering struggling with a noisy or inconsolable kiddo, the litteTHEATRE is available to you. Located just off the lobby, the littleTHEATRE is a small lounge where you can continue to participate in the worship gathering via closed circuit TV.

[worship]

Our time of worship is informal and casual, where you can participate or simply reflect. Expect to laugh as well as hear something relevant to your life. Expect to rock out – our songs are contemporary and led by a full band. The lyrics and Bible passages used throughout will be displayed on a big screen.

[communion]

We celebrate communion, a time of remembering Jesus' death and resurrection, every week. It is an “open” communion, meaning that everyone is invited to Jesus’ table. So please feel welcome to come forward (just follow the crowd), eat a small piece of bread and drink a small cup of juice, and return to your seat.

[giving]

An offering is collected every week. As an act of worship, we give to the Lord a tithe and/or offering. You are welcome to participate, but as a guest, you are certainly not expected to. This is the time , however, to put your “connection card” from the bulletin into the tray as it comes by.

[promise]

We promise not to single you out. We're a friendly laid back people, so you'll almost certainly be greeted and some may introduce themselves to you, but we'll do nothing to single you out or call attention to your visiting. So relax, enjoy the experience, and let us know if you have any questions.

[extended welcome]

Anyone – no matter who you are, what you believe, or what you are in to - is welcome! We won't ask you questions of lifestyle, habit, or conviction as you walk through the door. Jesus had a habit of welcoming all that came to him. Since we are trying to be like him – we want to do the same. You are welcome – just as you are. And remember, all of us were new to Living Stones Church at one time!

[beyond Sunday]

Our life together as Living Stones does not end with Sundays. A relationship with God and His community happens (and must) from Monday through the next Sunday. As you begin to hang out with us, you'll hear about Groups, and I LOVE SOUTH SIDE events and service opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and fun events, all designed to be opportunities to live life together and carry out our vision to effect the South side with God's love.

[next steps]

Should you keep showing up, and we hope you do, you'll probably wonder, 'whats next?' A great place to start would be to come to the next Stepping Stone|DISCOVER. Offered once every couple months after the 2nd service, you can come join others new to the journey and hear more about our story, tell us a little bit about your story, and ask any questions you may have, from our beliefs to how many tattoos Sam has... really- any question. Child care is provided, and we'll feed you free pizza! Watch the calendar for the next DISCOVER, or email us for the next date.

[questions]

If you've got more questions before your visit, email us here, and we'll do our best to set you at ease.

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