What to Expect
We encourage you to dress according to comfort and conscience, as there is always a wide variety of dress on Sunday mornings. Although most folks come casual, it's not unusual to spot a pair of high heels or a bow tie. The people on stage often don jeans or shorts in warmer months, but we hope you'll wear whatever makes you comfortable, knowing you are welcome and we are gratefully happy to have you.
We have a great team of volunteers who serve our children during the service each week. Walking into the YMCA lobby, directly to your left you’ll see the library where we worship together with the children aged 3 and over. You can find our nursery at the end of the next hallway to your left (past the bathrooms), for infants and toddlers aged 0-2. We also welcome children to worship along side us in the main service.
Our Sunday services usually begin with a call to worship, an opening song of preparation and brief announcements to share the various upcoming community events, followed by a time of corporate singing, and then a sermon taught verse by verse from the current section of Scripture we’re studying. On a given week, we may also hear from folks serving in mission work, share a responsive liturgical reading, spend time in reflective prayer, or receive together the grace of the Lord’s Table. Each service closes with a final song, benediction and a blessing.
While we welcome tithes and offerings from the congregation, there is not a formal collection during the service. You can find a collection box on the Info Table entering the gym, where financial gifts may be placed. Over 80% of money collected at BRCC goes out into ministry, local and worldwide, from providing scholarships to supporting full-time vocational missionaries. We also share end of the year giving reports.
We welcome worshipers to receive the elements of the Lord’s Table by His grace and invitation, and in celebration of the kingdom declared by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our practice involves the breaking of a piece of bread and dipping it into a common goblet as administered by members of the Body. Though we do not currently receive Communion every week, this may eventually become our practice.