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Saturday 6:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. We provide Coffee, Tea, Water, and Donuts before each service.
Each weekend service does change a bit; however, this is a general format: Expect to be greeted by some friendly people; we will then worship God through heart-felt worship; someone will thank you for coming to ThornCreek Church and introduce the message. Afterwards, we will have a creative, bible-driven teaching time, to help people discover God's love and purpose for their lives. We will then conclude with some uplifting songs. Our emcee will then thank everyone for coming and give you a snapshot of things to come.
Worship is one of those areas that is very preference driven. It's impossible to have one style that suits everyone. The reality is much of our tastes are influenced by what we grew up with, for better or worse. We have made an attempt to focus on heart-felt worship. It's about our worship to God. We do have a Worship Pastor, a team of vocalists, and a worship band. We sing popular worship choruses and we do hymns arranged in innovative ways. At times it is upbeat, and at other times it's more reflective. Our prayer every weekend is that our worship is pleasing to God.
Sermons are prayerfully designed to introduce people to God's love and purpose for their lives. They are very Bible-driven and practical. You would also find it to be refreshingly relevant and real. Sermon notes accompany each sermon, so it's easy to follow along. Bible verses are also in the program and up on our screens. Faithfulness and obedience are a part of every message. We believe God still changes lives, and healthy Christians are still growing and making daily decisions to live God-honoring lives. If you are far from God or a deep-rooted Christian, there will be something to take home for you.
We have a nursery for all services, for children ages 6 wks to 2 yrs of age.
For children ages 3-4 yrs of age, we have a time of great interactive learning, including Bible stories, singing, snacks, games and other activities, all within the same room.
For grades K-5th, we begin with activity-based, age appropriate small groups, and then the children all come together for a large group worship and story time. After this, they return to their small groups for a discussion time with more games and/or crafts that re-emphasize the lesson for the week.
5th graders have their own special group time during 2nd service on Sunday mornings. This gives them a chance to interact on a more mature level, with curriculum designed specifically for them. They also do some activities together outside of church as well.
Dive into ThornCreek Church! There's a big difference in being a weekend attendee and being part of the church body. ThornCreek Church does not want to simply generate a crowd, but we are to be the body of Jesus Christ. There are simple steps that you can take, First step, attend a Newcomers Gathering. You will hear more about the church and meet people like you! Second step, attend the ThornCreek Trail Run, our membership class. You will learn more about the vision and mission of ThornCreek Church. Third step, jump into a Small Group. This is where the glue is at! None of us have it all together. The fourth step is to volunteer. God uses ordinary people to share His love and grace. Please keep an eye out in the Sunday morning program or visit the calendar section on this website for more information!
The services feel exciting, warm, and friendly all at the same time. Many people comment about how they can sense God's Spirit at work. We make a special attempt to creatively communicate God's purpose for your life every weekend. Our hope is that people are engaged emotionally, visually, and spiritually. We want people to truly experience God's message for them each weekend. In addition to great worship music, we may at times use dramas, videos, special readings, or some other creative avenue. However, it is always driven by the Bible. At times, the only thing may be straight Bible-driven teaching. We always want God and His word to be the center of our attention.
Visitors are encouraged to come, relax, and enjoy. During the offering time, we ask all visitors NOT to give but to simply pass the offering bag to the person next to you. We DO ask all visitors to fill out a Visitor Form, which is located in the program. This helps us know how we can better serve you. We also ask every visitor to check us out for three (3) visits. This gives our visiting friends a good snapshot of what ThornCreek Church is all about. That's critically important for people to get an accurate picture of ThornCreek.