What to expect on Sunday Mornings at Beech:
Sunday School: 9:30-10:30
Classes are available for all ages. Children’s classes meet in the lower level, ages 2 – grade 5. Grades 6-12 meet in the MYF room upstairs (at the south end of the hallway). Three adult classes are also available, and all are welcome to join any of them. Nursery Care is available for infants through age 2, just let a greeter know it’s needed. Find out more information about Sunday School classes from the Greeters if you have questions.
Worship Service: 10:30 am
All are welcome to attend worship services at Beech. You will find Bible-based teaching with applications for your daily life as we seek to follow our congregation’s mission: Becoming a body of devoted followers of Jesus Christ in daily living.
Music includes both traditional hymns led by a song leader, and contemporary praise & worship songs led by our Praise Team. You may hear some in the congregation singing hymns in four-part harmony–that’s a Mennonite tradition that many learned as children (but it’s not required!). The Praise Team typically takes one Sunday a month off, so if you don’t hear guitars and drums, that’s why–they’ll probably be back the following week!
You can follow along with the order of the service in the program, usually handed out by the greeters in the lobby before church. Bibles and hymnals can be found on the pew in front of you, with less-frequently used hymnals and songbooks found on the rack below the pew.
Children are special to us at Beech! There is a Children’s Time during the service, with a brief lesson based on the week’s scriptures specially designed for the kids. Then preschool and Kindergarten-aged children are invited to attend Junior Church during the sermon. There they’ll have a special activity and a little play time while parents hear the message. Nursery care is available for infants through age 2 during the entire service if parents wish, or they are more than welcome in the sanctuary as well.
You can expect to find people dressed in just about any way, from jeans to “Sunday Best.” Please come as you feel comfortable–you’ll probably find someone dressed the similarly. Some may hear the word “Mennonite” and expect to see head coverings on the women of the church. While this is part of our congregation’s rich history, it is not a practice that is currently observed by women at Beech.
Mid-Week Programming: Beech Mennonite Church seeks to build the Body of Christ through numerous ministries throughout the week. These include (but are not limited to): MYF (youth group for Jr. and Sr. High students), weekly women’s Bible study, small groups, ELF Nights (Eat, Learn, Fellowship) in the fall and spring, Beech Women Serving, numerous church commissions, fellowship activities, Boys’ and Girls’ clubs, and more. Check our Facebook Page for the latest mid-week activities.
If you have questions, please feel free to ask–we want visitors to feel welcome at Beech, and we’re happy to help in any way we can!
Sunday Morning Worship services
|We gather to Study||9:30 a.m.|
|We gather for Worship||10:30 a.m.|
|Wednesdays||Sept 21 – Nov 2, 2016
||ELF Nights (Eat, Learn, Fellowship)|
|5:45 p.m.||Evening meal is provided|
|6:30-7:30 p.m.||Adult, youth & children’s programs
Nursery is available
|Adult and Youth programs:
Bible Study Class: Topic and teacher TBA
Five Love Languages: Understanding the ways people feel loved and valued can enhance all relationships, including marriages, friendships, work relationships, and parent-child bonds. Led by Pastor Dan
Hearts & Hands Serving: Serving the Lord and those in need through crafts and service projects. Led by Patty Yoder.
Youth: A time for fun, study, prayer and fellowship