If you are new to Springfield, we are so excited that you stopped by! Please take a look at some Frequently Asked Questions about what to expect during our Sunday Worship Service!
What can I expect when I walk through the doors of SMC for a Worship Service?
When looking at the church you'll enter through the door on the right side of the building. As you come through the doors you'll climb four steps into the very back of the sanctuary where you'll be warmly greeted and offered a worship bulletin with the order of service and announcements of upcoming programs. If you've come for Sunday School and have children, someone will help direct them to age appropriate classes. Before and after Church and during the Sunday School hour, you may help yourself to some light refreshments.
What will the service be like?
Inter-generational Service (10:15am) Here you can expect to sing 2 to 3 hymns accompanied by the piano along with 2 to 3 contemporary praise songs accompanied by a band interspersed throughout the service. Prayers are offered, a time for sharing prayer requests and praises is given, and an offering is taken. The Message is usually 20 -30 minutes long.
How should I dress?
It's totally up to you. You'll see a few suits and dresses along with plenty of casual clothes even shorts and sandals. What's important is that you just come! So wear whatever you're comfortable with, we do.
Will I be expected to give money?
No, and we don't want you to feel uncomfortable about not giving. The offering taken during the service is for regular attenders. It is our responsibility and one of our actions of faith in God's providing hand and a response of love for Jesus Christ giving his all for us.
Where do my children go during the service?
For families with infants and toddlers we offer a nursery staffed by caring and responsible individuals during the service and during Sunday School, although you are welcome to keep your children up in the sanctuary for the service. Some Sundays we have Children's Church for age 3 - 5th grade during the service. There are also classes for all children during our Sunday School time.