YOU ARE WELCOME HERE
Attending a new church can be an awkward, intimidating experience, especially if you don’t know what to expect. We invite you to come anyway and know that you are welcome.
We invite you to experience what the gospel means at one of our Sunday worship services. We hope that through visiting with us, you will experience the hope, love, and joy that comes from a community of imperfect people who love Jesus and who are committed to worshipping God and sharing His good news with others.
Here are some commonly asked questions about our church
What does a normal Sunday Worship look like?
We are a small, reformed, conservative church. Therefore are worship is simple according to Scripture.
Sundays begin with Sunday School at 9am. We spend the time together discussing various topics, working through the Scriptures to find answers, guidance, and encouragement. We are currently working through the Heidelberg Catechism with the goal of learning what it is that we believe and why we believe it. You'll often find us questioning and challenging one another to help us all understand what is really being said.
The formal service begins at 10:30am. We begin with announcements then move into the Call to Worship, singing from our hymnal, and scripture reading followed by preaching.
Several people often remain after our service concludes to visit and talk.
Do I have to have the same beliefs as you to attend?
No, not at all. We understand people are at different places in their understanding of Scripture – some may have an elementary understanding and some more advanced. We welcome all people regardless of race, creed, or color. If you want to learn about the one, true God then you are welcome.
All we ask is we practice Christian love flow one another so that we can all grow together in the knowledge of our Lord.
Therefore, come hear, taste, and see that the Lord is good!
Does Galeton Community Church have any programs for my children?
Your children are welcome in every aspect of the church. We value the family in staying together. There is a room set aside that can be used for nursing or for temporarily inconsolable children. Your children are welcome and are not bothersome or interferring – most of us parents have been there before and you’ll find us welcoming and accepting.
What should I wear?
We want to glorify Christ and His Word, not our own nor others' apparel. Basically, you can wear anything you are comfortable in as long as it is tasteful and not revealing or inappropriate. Therefore, jeans, slacks, suits, pants, skirts, and dresses may all be seen on the Lord's Day at Galeton Community Church.
What kind of Sermons does your pastor preach?
You can expect to hear an biblical sermons (verse-by-verse) each Sunday. Our pastor teaches through the bible one book at a time, explaining the meaning of the text and the significance of it for us today. We believe this is how God prescribes the growth and salvation of His people, through the faithful proclamation of His transforming Word. In other words, you won't find motivational presentations with minimal scripture references meant only to entertain or highlight the speaker’s recent experiences or hot buttons. We believe the Bible is vibrant and alive and exciting to stand on its own.
How many people are in your Church?
We are a small country church. On any given Sunday our attendance ranges from 25-40.
Will I be singled out, or asked to say anything?
No. You are free to be as anonymous as you like – until we get to know each other and then you’ll be invited for dinners and lunches and events and …. well, basically you’ll become family and we don’t let family hide in corners. But initially, we’ll try to tone it down. But you may be greeted by someone when you walk in and we won't ignore you if you want to interact.