Are you coming to Mount Hamilton Baptist Church for the first time?
We know that it can be a little daunting to try out a new church. To help you, here is what you can expect:
Expect a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere
We are very laid back and not particularly formal. We usually start a couple of minutes after 10:30, and people tend to trickle in throughout the service.
Expect that we will try to explain things to you
We try very hard to explain everything that we are doing – where to find something in the Bible, who the people are that we are talking about, where to find what you are looking for. We do our best to avoid “inside jokes,” and realize that the Bible is new for a lot of people.
Expect to eat cookies and juice after church
If you are able, plan to stay and join us for munchies after the service
Expect your children to be cared for
If you would like, we have childcare for children under age 2 (nursery) and Sunday school from age 3- grade 5. Nursery runs the whole service, and children are invited up front for a children’s story after the first couple of songs before they go to Sunday School. If your child does not want to go up front, or would like you stay with them as they adjust to Sunday School, that is fine. All of our children’s workers have completed a Criminal Reference check.
Expect the service to last about one hour and fifteen minutes
We are usually finished by 11:45.
We look forward to welcoming you when you come, but we will not “call you out” in the service or ask you to introduce yourself to everyone publicly. Sometimes we invite people to welcome each other or chat with people near them in their seats. If you don’t want to participate, you don’t have to.