It's a New Sunday

Common Questions and Answers about the New Sunday Schedule

In May, Church Council approved new Sunday service times recommended by the Worship Service Times Task Force. To make the change as smooth as possible, here are some common questions and answers about the new Sunday schedule. If you have additional questions, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the church office at 770-394-0675.

Why are we changing times?
The Worship Service Times Task Force studied how we can support worship enhancement, the top priority of our five-year Strategic Plan. They concluded that adjusting times helps make each worship service more meaningful, gives families the opportunity to worship together, and allows the whole church to be gathered during a common Sunday School hour.

When does the new schedule begin?
Sunday, August 6, 2017

What is the new Sunday schedule?
It includes three distinct hours – two for worship and one for Sunday School.

8:45 am – Contemporary Service in the Fellowship Hall
8:45 am – Morning Prayer & Communion Service
9:55 am – Sunday School for all ages (see below for specifics on Children's Sunday School)
11:05 am – Traditional Service in the Sanctuary

What should I expect from each hour?
8:45 a.m. Contemporary Service – This one-hour worship service features our Praise Band leading contemporary Christian music. The informal atmosphere is punctuated by moving sermons and prayer. Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of every month.

8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer & Communion Service in the Sanctuary – This is a liturgical worship service in the Sanctuary with morning prayer, a message, and Holy Communion each week.

9:55 a.m. Sunday School – All Adult, Youth and Children's Sunday School classes will meet for one hour. Sunday School is an integral way to grow and learn more about your faith in a small group.

11:05 a.m. Traditional Service – This one-hour worship service in the Sanctuary is led with music from the Chancel Choir. A traditional order of worship is followed and includes engaging sermons. Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of every month.

Will my Adult Sunday School class room change? If so, when?
We evaluated room assignments based on the number of people on the roll, average class attendance and the needs of each class. Room assignments are as follows:

Class Room Number
Agape 245
Brand New Day 252-253
College Class Young Adult Suite, 110B
Crusaders 258-259
Early Birds 252
Enlightened Rogues Coke Room, 104
Faith Focus 244-246
Faith Quest 254
Family Focus 255-257
Friends in Christian Growth Asbury Room B, 105B
Generation Y Believe? Young Adult Suite, 110D
Gravity Young Adult Suite, 110C
Half-Time 240-242
Interpreters Asbury Room A, 105A
Late Blessings 241
New Adult Class (9/10/17) 243
Pacesetters Parlor, 215
Wing and a Prayer Women’s Activities Room

I'm not in an Adult Sunday School class. Are any classes available?
Yes! We encourage everyone to be a part of a class, and we have many different types of groups for many different types of people. Contact Mary Celeste Llaurador at 770-542-1679 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Will there be somewhere to get a cup of coffee and visit with people on Sunday morning?
Yes! We encourage everyone to gather for coffee and fellowship before and after Worship and Sunday School. You'll find coffee available in our Coffee Room (Room 250) starting at 8:15 with additional stations located conveniently throughout the building.

How will the new Sunday schedule impact the Nursery and Children's programs?
Children – Age 6 months to 3 years
Starting August 6, the nursery hours are 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Children – Age 3 by 9/1/17 – Pre-K/Young Fives
8:45 am – Small group worship in the Preschool, Room 171.
9:55 am – Spark! Sunday School in the Preschool with First Look curriculum.
11:05 am – Small group worship in the Preschool, Room 171.

For more about the preschool age Children's Sunday program email Katie McCann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Children – Grades K - 5
8:45 am – Children are encouraged to worship with their family in the Contemporary Service.
9:55 am – Plugged In! Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall with a small group meeting and large group worship.
11:05 am – Children are encouraged to worship at the Traditional Service with their family. At a designated time, K-2 children may go to Foundations and Traditions in the Chapel. Children grades 3-5 will stay for the entire Traditional Service. All children stay in worship on first Sundays when Holy Communion is celebrated.

For more about the Children's Ministry contact Diane Morgan at 770-542-1671 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What is available for youth during each hour?
Youth – Grade 6 - 12
8:45 am – Youth are encouraged to worship with their family.
9:55 am – Meet in the Youth Area beginning August 6. On September 10, Youth Sunday School will begin for grades 7-12 and Confirmation Classes for grade 6.
11:05 am – Youth are encouraged to worship with their family.

For more about the Youth Ministry contact Karen Bass at 770-394-0675, ext. 102 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What if I have other questions?
Please email your question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the church office at 770-394-0675. We will respond to your question within 2 business days. You will also be able to see an updated Q&A on the church website.