Sunday Mornings - 9:30am
The auditorium is situated on the South end of the building, and the parking lot surrounds the building. Depending upon where you park, you may choose the closest of three entrances into the auditorium. (Parking and the Entrances are indicated on this map of the MCC building.)
As you arrive you will be welcomed by the friendly face of one of our greeters. Our greeters are happy to help you answer any questions you might have and help you find your way around. They also will give to you a bulletin that provides you with other helpful information, announcements, and a page for you to use to take notes during the morning message, if you so choose.
True to the style of Western Colorado, Sunday morning attire is generally fairly casual ranging from t-shirts and jeans to coats and ties. Please dress in what is most comfortable for you. Guests will not be singled out, but will be given the opportunity to quietly observe and engage however you feel led. Please feel free to introduce yourself to our Staff and Elders.
During our times of corporate worship we generally sing contemporary worship music, and throughout the service you are invited to participate in worship however you best worship the Lord. You are free to stand or sit, sing or simply reflect on the words with your hands lifted up, clapping, or quietly folded. Whatever expression of worship you choose, the important thing is that you worship the Lord.
Our Sunday morning messages are designed to be interactive in nature, so it is not uncommon for a few moments to be set aside throughout the teaching to discuss what is being talked about. This serves as an opportunity to engage as a community while exploring how the teaching applies to our individual and corporate lives.
Each week, as the central part of our gatherings, we pause to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. During these special moments to remember Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross, two trays are passed: one with small pieces of unleavened bread representing His body given over to death, and one with small cups of grape juice representing His innocent blood shed for the forgiveness of sin. You and your family are free to partake as you see fit whether you choose to immediately take both emblems and return the cup to tray or to hold onto both until you are ready.
Like many other churches, giving to the Lord is a part of our worship. Our guests are not expected to give, but you are free do so if you choose. There will be no formal collection made during our services. But if you would like to give, please place your offerings in the collection boxes that are placed along the back walls of the auditorium.
Located in the back of the chairs you will find a Welcome Card for you to provide us with your contact information so we can help you connect with our “family of families”. Please take the time to fill one out and drop it in one of the offering boxes at the back of the auditorium, or better yet, give it to one of our Staff or Elders as you introduce yourself.
In a world that tends to pull individual family members in many different directions, we strongly encourage families to worship together. In our gatherings you will likely see a variety of kids of all ages sharing a common worship experience with their biological and spiritual parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters and cousins.
To help young children creatively engage with the Sunday morning worship and message, clipboard boxes are available on a cart near the back of the auditorium with a message-themed coloring page, crayons, and a few extra sheets of paper. Magnetic doodle boxes are also available as an alternative for your young ones.
For the smallest of our young people, a quiet room is available in Room 1 off of the Fellowship Hall where mom can rock and nurse her sleeping or fussy baby. This room is equipped with rocking chairs, a changing station, and a closed-circuit television to help mom remain connected with the gathering in the auditorium.
We absolutely love having children in our Sunday morning Gatherings. They are always welcome and are considered to be as vital to the MCC family as anyone. But we all know there are those days when your kiddo is restless and needs to be busy. If you find yourself having one of those rare, challenging days, you'll welcome the idea of the "Activity Center" or the "Elephant Room". These are areas where you can go with your child so they will have the freedom to roam and play while you continue to participate in the gathering via a video feed. Entire families can use these areas, if they so desire. The "Activity Center" is an open room just off the Fellowship Hall, and the "Elephant Room" is in the hallway just through the East Auditorium interior doors.
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