What to Expect

If you choose to join us any Sunday for our 10:30 AM CELEBRATION SERVICE, you can expect to be welcomed warmly, and encouraged to worship God with us. With the diversity of our backgrounds, we find there is no "right way" to do things but great freedom to practice our faith in a way that is meaningful. We thoroughly enjoy celebrating our faith and all that God has done and is doing in our lives. You may hear several different languages spoken in conversations, but English is our common language in worship. Our services are fairly simple, so you can sit where you like, relax, and the rest will come pretty easily. Just so you know, at some point during our service we will take up our weekly offering, which is used to meet our financial needs. Even this is pretty low-key, and you can participate or not participate as you desire.

Our Style of Worship

We really enjoy singing as part of our celebration experience, so our band and singers will lead the way for us.  We are developing our own unique ICF worship style with a carefully chosen blend of “choruses" and hymns that will appeal to a variety of backgrounds. We choose music that may be easily recognized by many with church experience and that can be easily learned by those who are new.  You can sing or if you prefer, just listen. 

The Message

Each Sunday, we look to the Bible for words of encouragement and challenge as we seek to be God's family in Warsaw. We normally follow a series of messages that both inform and inspire us to grow in faith as we live for and serve Jesus Christ here in Warsaw. We try to be relevant, timely, and accurate.  Our hope is that you will find a connection with God while you are with us.

Children Are Important

Each morning during our time of worship together, we invite the children forward to participate in a special object lesson made just for them. Of course we let the parents listen in, but we want to make each child know that they matter to us. After the "What's in the bag?" lesson, younger children will be directed to "Kid’s Corner" where they will be lovingly cared for during the entire service.  School-age children up to and including Grade 5 will enjoy being in the service for the singing and may go to "Kids Rock" approximately 20 minutes after the service begins.  The children's programs will finish about the same time the service ends and will be dismissed into their parents care at that time.  

Extras

If you happen to be with us on the first Sunday of the month, the service will include the celebration of the Lord's Supper or Communion.  During this service we remember the sacrifice Christ made for our salvation.  This involves distributing bread and a choice of wine or juice, which you may choose based on your church background. This experience is widely practiced in the Church by those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. If that doesn't describe you, we invite you to quietly observe. We also use it as an opportunity to take up a benevolent offering which allows us to help those in our midst who are facing a time of uncertainty in their lives.