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 and 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 Westminster Larger 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, the psalms, 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. No matter where you are, there is always something that can be learned from someone else.
We welcome all people - regardless. If you want to learn about the one, true and living God then you are welcome.
All we ask is we practice Christian love and patience towards 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 are parents and have been there before and undersatnd. 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. 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 biblically based sermons. Our pastor teaches through the bible one book at a time mixed with topical sermons. We believe this is how God prescribes the growth and salvation of His people, through the faithful proclamation of His transforming Word.
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.