What to Expect

When you walk into the sanctuary on Sunday morning, you will hear the sounds of  choir members singing, friends connecting and children playing.  You will feel the energy of an active, welcoming and vibrant community of faith.  Some of us have been here our whole lives.  Others of us are new to Montview and even new to the Christian faith.

At Montview you are invited to start where you are and trust that God will lead you where you need to go.  Along the way, you will have lots of companions on the journey.  Our ministers don’t pretend to know all the answers and our members don’t pretend to live perfect lives.  We learn as we go, trusting that God goes with us.

Worship at 8:15 a.m. is smaller (about 100 people) and quieter than at the 10:30 a.m. service.  The hymns and the sermon are the same, but we are a little less formal and the choir does not sing.  At 10:30 we can have  about 400 – 500 people in attendance and the sanctuary is filled with energy and anticipation. During the summer months we have one service at 9:30 am. As a visitor, you won’t be singled out, asked to stand up or wear a red carnation.  We do hope someone greets you warmly and makes you feel at home.

There is childcare for ages birth to 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with Sunday School for ages 2-10 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  Sandy Prouty is our full-time Minister of Children and Families and would be happy to talk with you.  You can reach her at prouty@montview.org.

Our youth (6th-12th grade) meet on Sunday mornings, from 9:15-10:15, in the Cellar.  On Sunday evenings, the Timbrel Choir (3rd-8th grade) rehearse from 4:00-5:00 p.m. and the Jubilate Choir (9th-12th grade) rehearse from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

The JAM Fellowship Group (6th-8th grade) meets in the Cellar from 5:00-6:00 p.m. A dinner is served by the parents of our youth from 6:00-6:30 p.m. for the Jr. and Sr. high youth.  The MOB Fellowship Group (9th-12th grade) meets in the Cellar from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Sheri Fry, our Associate Pastor does a wonderful job helping our teens navigate these important years with confidence, faith, and compassion.  She can be reached at fry@montview.org.

Adult education classes take place every Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  We believe being a faithful Christian doesn’t mean checking your brain at the door, or that having faith requires that you stop asking questions.  There are typically three to four classes taking place at the same time, often led by professors from local universities and seminaries.  The toughest thing about the adult education hour is choosing which class to attend.

4 Comments on “What to Expect”

  1. Susan Dilks
    May 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    I would be delighted to see one or more pictures of the interior of the sanctuary. Is that possible?

  2. Susan Dilks
    May 10, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Thank you so much. The sanctuary is gorgeous.

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