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Inside Pleasant Ridge
Visiting a new church can be a very intimidating event for most people. You aren't alone if you feel a little hesitant in carrying out this task. We want to give you an idea of a typical Sunday morning from the time you drive into our parking lot to the time you leave; hopefully with a lot of new friends.
If you arrive for the second worship service, the parking lot can be a bit crowded as people who attended the first worship service and Bible class are leaving the property. However, there is typically ample Guest parking marked with signs on the north parking lot. If it is raining, you can drop family members off under the covered entrance.
On your first visit, it is best to arrive about ten to fifteen minutes early if you would like to take advantage of our quality nursery for children (birth to 19 months). If you are coming for Bible class, you will also want to arrive early so we can help you find the appropriate classroom location for each family member. Our children's classes are second to none, and we know they will enjoy their time learning about Jesus. There are several choices for adults of all ages.
Immediately inside the front entrance you will find friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. They will provide some overview information and be happy to help you find the nursery, classrooms and worship center and answer any questions you might have. There is also a Welcome Center where you can get more information just inside the foyer. If it is your first time at Pleasant Ridge, we have a small gift for you there, so please stop by and say "Hello."
Sunday Morning Services: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Bible Classes - all ages: 9:30-10:20 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service*: 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Classes: 7:00 p.m.
*There is no Sunday Evening Service on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
NOTE: There are certain times during the year that our schedule changes. Please check the HOME page for any changes in schedule.
You will receive a bulletin that includes the worship program when you enter the Auditorium. We use a mix of contemporary songs and traditional hymns that are led by a worship leader. The words and music of each song will be displayed on various walls and monitors making viewing easy.
About half-way through the second worship service, children who are of 18 months - Kindergarten will be dismissed to go to Children's Worship. This is a time when the children are taught age appropriate lessons and have fun learning about God's love for them. This is voluntary, and if you or your children are hesitant about going, it is perfectly fine for them to remain with you.
You are welcome to simply observe or to participate fully as we sing praises to God, join together in prayer, remember Jesus' sacrifice for us in communion, hear a message from God's Word, and enjoy being together with others who are seeking to know and follow Jesus.
We are honored to have you with us and will do everything we can to make your time with us encouraging and uplifting. If you are looking for a church home, we believe your search is over. There are many areas of service for you to be involved in and there are many friends you just haven't met yet.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope to meet you soon!
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