What to Expect

Sunday Mornings at HBC

First of all, we have no “code” when it comes to dressing for Sunday morning.  Some people wear suits or dresses, some people wear jeans, and lots of people wear slacks or skirts.  Just wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing to church.

When you arrive, the first thing you’ll want to look for is the entrance marked WELCOME CENTER.  After you enter the Welcome Center, you should see an information desk with volunteers ready to help you.

Sunday School (9:30am – 10:30am)

The Welcome Center can direct you to Sunday School classes for you and any family members.  We have Sunday School for all age groups, preschool to adult.  So kids get to have fun with a Bible lesson appropriate for their age, while their parents get to study the Bible with a group of adults.

If you have children, you’ll need to give basic information about them when you sign them in to their class.  Let the teacher or coordinator know of any allergies or other conditions.  They will also give details on how to pick your child up.

Break (10:30am – 10:45am)

This is the best time to arrive if you are planning to come to Worship but not Sunday School.  The Welcome Center can direct you where you need to go.  If you have kids in 2nd grade or younger, sign them in at the childcare area, where they will stay during Worship.

If you went to Sunday School, and have kids in 2nd grade or younger, you don’t have to pick them up until after Worship.  They will stay in the preschool area during Worship.  If you have children in 3rd grade or higher, you will need to pick them up from their Sunday School class and keep them with you during all of Worship.

Worship (10:45am – 11:55am)

When you enter the Worship Center, you should receive a worship guide that contains current information and events at HBC.

Inside this worship guide will be a tear-off section for guests.  We ask that you fill out this section and drop it in the offering plate at the end of the service.  (And yes, we will seek to follow-up with you in appropriate ways, but don’t expect a knock on your door unless you’ve asked us to visit.)

The first half of Worship focuses on singing to God and singing about God.  The second half of Worship focuses on a sermon from the Bible.  The end of the sermon usually includes an invitation to respond (either privately or publically) to the Biblical message.  After the sermon, we take up an offering, recognize any decisions or announcements, and then dismiss.

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