We understand the many concerns that you may have about visiting a new church. To alleviate some of these concerns, below are some answers to a few questions you might have:
"What time are your services?"
We have two services every Sunday; one at 8:30 a.m. and another at 11:00 a.m. These services are nearly identical, and you are more than welcome to attend either one. Special services, as well as special speakers and music, are provided throughout the year, i.e. Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, etc.
"What should I wear?"
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and short sleeve shirts. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! We welcome you no matter how you dress.
"Where should I park?"
The church driveway is one-way from Chestnut Fork Road, going in a clockwise direction. You may park in any of the visitor parking or any available spot either behind the Church or in the parking spaces on either side of the Church. There are a few reserved parking for our staff behind the church building so we ask that you not park in those spots. Entrances to the building can be found on either side of the building or in the front.
"Where do my children go?"
An attended nursery is provided for children up to three years of age during Sunday School and both worship services.
At the 11:00 am worship service (except for Communion Sunday), a children’s church program for four through seven year old is available. Children usually sit with their parents until the Pastor's children chat after which the children will be directed to the back of the sanctuary to go to children's church.
"What is available for Sunday School?"
Sunday school is available from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. every Sunday. Bellamy welcomes all children and adults to our Sunday School program, which starts at age three and continues through adult level classes. There are classes available for elementary school, middle-school and high school age youth. For adults there is a young adult class for post high school, college-age, singles and couples as well as four other adult Sunday School classes each covering different topics.
More information on the Sunday School program can be found here: Sunday School.
"What is our music like?"
Bellamy provides a rich medley of traditional hymns and contemporary worship and praise music. We are blessed to have an adult choir, children's choir and a bell choir which provide performances throughout the year. Bellamy has also recently introduced a new contemporary praise band, 'In His Presence', which play during Sunday services and special services.
"Am I expected to put money in the offering?"
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering but you are more than welcome to if you desire.
If you consider Bellamy your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to further the ministry of Bellamy. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can give online through the church website.
"I have hearing and/or visual problems. Is there any special assistance?"
Bellamy provides sound amplifying headphones and other devices to help the hearing impaired and those with other special needs. Please let us know when you arrive of any special needs so that we can try to accommodate those needs.
"What opportunities are there for visitors to get involved with Bellamy?"
Bellamy provides a wealth of small and medium-sized group opportunities for guests and members alike throughout the week.
A small sampling includes a children's choir and activity group called Kid Praise, Cub Scouts, the 'Connect' youth group for middle school and high school youth, United Methodist Men and Women groups, local outreach ministry, older adult group (Extra Years of Zest or X.Y.Z.), weekly women's Bible study, college-age ministry, single parent ministry, grief support group and many other groups and Bible studies.
Come join us; you will be welcome in whatever program you decide to be involved in. Please check out our groups on our website for more information.