What to expect?

What should I wear?

You’re welcome to come in any clothes you feel comfortable in. Some people choose jeans and t-shirts and others choose button-up shirts or dresses. We are pretty casual here at CRC. 

Where do I go?

Our main parking lot is on Elm St. We hold our worship services in the Sanctuary (a service outside at 10 a.m. in the summer). For indoor service you will come through the main doors and proceed straight down the hall to the fellowship hall. The Sanctuary is to the left of the Fellowship Hall. For outdoor service we gather in the large yard off of the playground. 

Can I bring coffee or food into the sanctuary?

There isn't much we do around CRC without coffee first. We offer coffee and donuts between the 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. You are welcome to bring coffee into the Sanctuary. Typically people finish their snacks before entering into the Sanctuary. 

Will everyone know I’m a visitor?

Probably, but that's OK! You will likely be sought out by a few congregation members just so they can say hello. If you feel comfortable visiting, don’t hesitate to introduce yourself or ask questions. Everyone will be glad you’re there.

What are the services like and how long do they last?

The service kicks off with a worship song. This helps everyone settle into the sanctuary. Then we typically have a few announcements, sing two more worship songs, listen to the message and scripture, and close with another worship song and prayer. The service typically lasts one hour. We do stand during songs, if you are able, and the words are projected on a screen at the front of the Sanctuary. 

Do I have to donate money?

No. We don’t solicit donations or pass a plate. There is an offering box located at the back of the sanctuary but please do not feel any obligation.

I have kids, can they stay in the Sanctuary with me?

Absolutely! We do offer a staffed nursery for children birth to 4 years old but kiddos are always welcome to stay in the sanctuary. We also offer Sunday school for children who are in Pre-K - 4th grade during the 10:00 a.m. service. 

A few tips about our outdoor service

Nursery: The nursery is available during both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. service! Please just head through the main doors. You will find the nursery on the left.

Sunday School: Kiddo's Pre-K-4th grade are invited to attend summer Sunday school. They are dismissed from the 10 a.m. service after the 3rd song. They head inside with Mrs. Lewis for their own message. 

Youth Bible Study: Students 5th - 12th grade are invited to attend a bible study during the second service. They are also dismissed during the service after the third song. 

Giving Box: There is s box for tithes/offerings on the table near the playground. You are welcome to use this box, online giving (scan QR code) or traditional mail. Our address is 109 Oak St. Charlevoix , MI 49720

Bulletins: There are bulletins on the table near the playground. These have all of the words for the songs we will be singing during outdoor worship. Please feel free to grab as many as you need.

Restrooms: The church is open and restrooms are available inside.

Inclement Weather: If it is raining we will hold the 10:00 a.m. service inside.  

Extra Chairs: If you need a chair to use during outdoor worship there is a shopping cart with extras in it. Feel free to use one and just pop it back in the cart after the service. 

After Service Treats: Join us after the 10:00 service for a fun summertime treat!

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