Planning a visit?
Here are some things to know.
Sundays at Yates
Sunday Services – 8:30 am • 11:00 am
Sunday Bible Study – 9:45 am
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect?
The service experiences at Yates include worship music and a message. The music is led by our worship orchestra and choirs.
The message is focused on real issues people face in their lives from day to day. You can expect to be both encouraged and challenged by our Pastor.
Each Sunday service lasts for about an hour.
Most importantly, we hope you will feel at home.
Where should I park?
We have two parking lots on our campus. Parking for our guests is available in either lot.
What should I wear?
Some of our members enjoy wearing their “Sunday best” to worship while others prefer more casual attire. We just want you to come and be comfortable.
What about my kids?
When you arrive for Bible Study, preschoolers go to the first floor and school-age children go to the second floor of the Education Building.
When you arrive for worship, children up to three years go to the “Tabernacle for Tots” in room B111 of our Family Life Center building and older children will go with you to the “Tent of Meeting” — that’s the name of our temporary worship space in our Fellowship Hall during our construction — for the first part of worship. We offer Children’s Worship every week for children through kindergarten and on the first and third Sundays for children up to grade 2. Older children can find some helpful worship material in the worship bags hanging on the walls of the Fellowship Hall.
Don’t worry about all those room numbers. Our friendly greeters, ushers or deacons will help you find your way.
Do you have facilities for people with disabilities?
At Yates, everyone’s welcome. If you have a disability, it would be easiest for you to enter through the office entrance door. Follow the banners outside to the covered entrance near the circle in our small parking lot.
If you are a senior adult, it would be easier to enter through the door closest to the office to attend a Bible Study class.
Will I be expected to give money?
The offering plate is passed during the service, but we do not expect our guests to make a contribution.
Will I be singled out as a guest?
You are not asked to stand or speak during the services, but we would appreciate it if you would return the contact card at the bottom of your weekly Worship Guide. We like to follow up with all our guests.
Feel free to meet someone new at the beginning or end of the service. Grab a cup of coffee and join in a conversation or just meet some of our regulars. We have a lot of folks who like to “linger.”
What if I want to know more?
The first thing you should do speak to someone new after worship. We have folks who would love to meet you and answer your questions.
Second, make sure you meet at least one of our deacons. You know who they are by the purple name tags they’ll be wearing.
You should also feel free to contact our ministers directly if you have questions.