Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a Community Church?
We are an inter-denominational group seeking to foster a community of faith where those of all ages and backgrounds may pursue spiritual growth. We are a community where individuals commit their time and resources to education, fellowship, and to helping those in need among our Church family and in the broader world. Our location near the Merritt Parkway makes it convenient for people coming from neighboring counties.
What does “inter-denominational” mean?
People of all faiths are welcome here. We embrace diversity and inter-faith families. Our philosophy is to focus on what we have in common rather than our differences.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code.
Are there Children’s Programs?
Children are always deeply and warmly welcomed. There is childcare for children under the age of five in the Nursery and Toddler areas. Children are encouraged to stay for the beginning of the Worship Service and the Children’s Message. They are then invited to leave for children's worship activities. Throughout the year there are fun family activities on the weekend and sometimes in the evening. On the first Sunday of each month families and others are invited to attend a First Sundays at Round Hill service at 4:00 pm, which is an interactive and child-friendly worship service of contemporary music and prayer.
Are there Youth Programs?
Yes, we have an active youth group consisting of students from middle school to high school. This program includes Confirmation, monthly social events, service projects, community gatherings, and a summer mission trip. Special emphasis is placed on the development of friendship and leadership.
Will I be asked to participate in the offering?
Anyone who wishes to support the church is welcome to give. However, visitors or guests are not expected to contribute. We simply appreciate their presence.
What kind of music will there be?
Music is an integral part of our Sunday 10:00 am service. Our gifted Director of Music, Leslie Smith, serves as choir director and organist, and is a gifted pianist as well. Anthems and hymns are selected from a wide spectrum of sacred music, including modern composers. The choir is composed of volunteers singing alongside a professional quartet. Additional instrumentalists are used on a regular basis to enhance the musical experience.
First Sundays at Round Hill are at 4:00 pm each month and feature an eclectic mix of contemporary music that may include jazz, rock, gospel, or folk. The service is child-friendly, interactive, and casual, and is followed by a family-style supper.
Will I be asked to introduce myself?
Introductions will be made individually by our members. After the service, our coffee hour is a warm and welcoming place to meet new friends. Of course, some people prefer church to be a quiet and meditative time, and people should do whatever makes them feel comfortable. We do ask members to wear nametags for easier introductions.
Why should I become a member?
Becoming a member is your own personal commitment to the mission and stewardship of our church and outreach programs. Members sit on the Board, chair committees, and have an active voice in the shaping of our future. We have many other opportunities for volunteering in the community and with mission trips. One does not have to "leave" a former place of worship to become a member.
Several times a year, our Membership Committee hosts special brunches or dinners to welcome interested potential members, giving everyone a chance to share their stories, ask questions and get to know one another. New members are received four times a year during the regular Sunday service and are warmly embraced by the entire congregation.
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