WORSHIP WITH US
Plan your visit with maps, service times and frequently asked questions below.
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When you walk into the sanctuary at Lake Country Christian Church, you'll notice it doesn't have pews or even rows of chairs. Instead, we have tables set up. There are two main reasons for this: first, during the teaching time there will be group discussions held at the tables. We refer to this as "table talk" -- more on that in a minute. Second, we have lunch together after our service. It's free and provided by the church (but if you'd like to help out with a donation, there's a blue coffee container for that!)
You can find more information about the church in the wooden boxes on each table.
So... what's "table talk"?
We bring fellowship and community into the service by having some group table discussion during the sermon. Pastor Jamison will put a few questions up on the screen (for example, which character would you choose to be? What do you want to be remembered for? What do you think the purpose of prayer is? What would you say to someone who asked you why you go to church?) and we take a few minutes to talk it over with the people at our table before bringing it back to the large group. There is no requirement to share! You can listen or share as you like.
68 Swift Street
Waterloo, NY 13165
Schedule a visit
At Lake Country Christian Church we want you to feel welcome and confident in making a visit. Some people might prefer to slip in and just experience our service. Others might like the opportunity to meet a church member, sit with them during the service, and start making connections.
If you are interested in meeting up with a church member for our service, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line "Schedule a Visit." We look forward to meeting you in fellowship!
What to Expect
Here's what you can expect during our worship service:
We will begin with about 15 minutes of singing (3 songs). Feel free to sit, stand, sing, dance or just listen as we worship the Lord with heart, mind, soul and strength (Luke 10:27). If you don't know the songs, don't worry — the lyrics will be on a screen behind the worship team.
During worship time we will take a few minutes to greet each other, shake hands, and welcome each other. We will also have a time of prayer where you can share any request and receive prayer.
Next we take communion. This happens every Sunday and it is a time for those who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior to remember, or memorialize, his death and resurrection. If you don't know Jesus or are still deciding whether or not to trust him with your life, use this time to reflect and pray instead of taking the wafer and juice.
We do not formally collect an offering from church members. However, if you feel called to give back financially, you can put your offering in the wooden box in the center of each table. If you are a visitor, do not feel obligated to contribute!
The final portion of our service is teaching from the Word of God, the Bible, and includes table talk, a time to share with those at your table. The sermon is usually about 30-45 minutes.
The whole service usually lasts between 75 and 90 minutes. After a closing prayer, please enjoy fellowship after the service and lunch (except fifth Sundays).
Do you have a dress code?
No, we don't. Come as you are, from jeans to suits, flip flops to ties. God has no dress code. He just wants you to come.
Do you have childcare or children's ministry?
Yes! We have Nursery care during the service for ages 0-4. We also have Kids Club for Elementary ages (K-5). Childcare begins at the start of our service at 10:30 am but come a few minutes early if you'd like to meet the teacher and introduce yourself and your kids.
I'd like to meet with Pastor Jamison. How can I do that?
Pastor Jamison doesn't keep official office hours at the church; however, if you'd like to meet with him, contact the church here and arrange a time!
Do I need to bring a Bible or know the music?
No worries! We put words for music up on a screen and if you need a Bible, we can give you one!