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We welcome you! We are so glad you are considering a visit and you might find it helpful to know what to expect when you arrive. Parking is a breeze with lots of spaces and several spots reserved for handicapped. Dress is casual; some folks enjoy dressing up while others feel most comfortable in shorts and flip flops. We are far less concerned in what you are wearing than who you are and how we can provide a meaningful experience for you. 

You will want to enter the church building with the encircled cross over the wood doors and there you will find folks visiting and getting ready to sit down. We have greeters at our 9:30 worship service who will give you a printed bulletin which outlines the service from beginning to end and they may ask if you are open to signing your name in our guest book (no worries, we won’t be introducing you in front of everybody)? This service tends to have more people on average and features our vocal choir, a children’s “message,” and Sunday School for children and youth taught in our education building right next door (with July and early August off). We practice “safe sanctuary” ensuring that all volunteers are background checked, no child is left alone with an adult, and children are well-supervised. Worship also includes music, scripture, prayers, message, and sharing in communion weekly (usually with the passing of bread and cup to each row). It concludes by 10:45 am. 

At our 11:15 service, the atmosphere is more laid back, bulletins are available but not necessary, and folks gather closer to the front of the room for the beginning of worship. In this intimate service, we share in music (sometimes with both pianist and guitarist), prayer, scripture, message, and voluntary weekly communion (usually by coming to the front, ripping off a piece of bread, dipping it in the chalice cup, and eating). This service ends by noon.

Once again, welcome to a place that strives to live by the belief that “All Are Welcome… And All Means All!” 

​​​​​First Christian Church of Redding