What to Expect

When you worship at Thompson Church, you are joining a family of believers who are seeking to live their lives in the rhythm of God's Kingdom.  In worship we come together and hear God's Word read from the Holy Scripture and proclaimed in the sermon; we sing hymns and songs to express our faith; we pray together:  for each other, for our community, for the church, and for our world. On the first Sunday of every month (and on some other special days), we celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.

When we Meet

Traditional Worship

9am in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Worship

11am in the Fellowship Hall

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between traditional and contemporary worship?
The Traditional Worship Service takes place in our historic Sanctuary with music led by our organist, vocal, and bell choirs.   The Contemporary Worship Service takes place in our Fellowship Hall with music played by our praise band.  However, the same scripture, sermon, and prayers take place at both services.
What is available for my children on Sunday mornings?
We have opportunities for children of all ages on Sunday mornings. We offer Sunday School during both worship services for children from preschool through 5th grade. Children are invited to attend worship with their families and then following a children’s message they will be dismissed to Sunday School. For our youngest friends, we have a nursery, which is open all morning, and our Nursery Assistant is happy to welcome any infants and toddlers!
Is there coffee and/or a place to hang out together on Sundays?
Yes!  At Thompson Church, we love love to spend time together over good food. Coffee and goodies are available during our Common Hour in our Fellowship Hall, at 10:00 - 11:00 AM.
How often (and how) do you celebrate Communion?
We typically observe the Sacrament of Communion on the first Sunday of every month in both our worship Services.
In our Traditional Worship Service, the congregation remains seated and is served by our Elders.  In our Contemporary Worship Service, the congregation comes forward to receive the Communion elements.
We celebrate the Sacrament of Communion using bread, gluten-free crackers, and grape juice.
What should I wear to worship?
We don't have a dress code at Thompson Church; we care about who you are, not what you wear.  We encourage you to wear something that helps you to feel comfortable and confident, and which allows you to focus on worship; don't feel the need to buy fancy clothing just for us!
Can I attend if I'm_______________?
Fill in the blank with whatever fear you have about not being accepted: divorced, single parent, broke, not a Presbyterian, not sure if you even believe, etc. Everyone is welcome at Thompson Church. No matter what you’ve been through or where you come from. So come as you are, and we’ll see you on Sunday!
Got more questions?
We’d love to answer your questions. Contact our Office.