We have three Sunday morning services, one at each campus, each lasting approximately one hour. We gather as a community to sing, pray, learn more about scripture, God and who God wants us to be.
We only have one rule: Wear clothes. Be comfortable, or dress up, it’s up to you. You will not be judged by your appearance. Most of our Sunday crowd arrives in jeans. Some like to wear a suit or khakis. Just come as you are…
What about my kids?
We joyfully welcome children and their parents to worship with us! We provide Children’s Church during the school year at Livingston but they aren’t obligated to go. We hope that parents and children alike will feel welcome in our worship services. Young children absorb the language and patterns of our worship service, even if they don’t seem to be paying attention at all or don’t know what the words mean.
To parents with young children in church, may we suggest:
- Relax! Many of us present were once children ourselves. More of us are parents and even grandparents. Our Lord commanded us to let the children come to Him, wiggles and all!
- Explain the parts of the service. If your child has a question you cannot answer, ask the pastor or one of the other worship leaders later.
- Please participate as you are able. Children often learn by copying their parents. At the same time, be at peace with the fact that you might not catch every cue, when you’re worshiping with your child. Your divided attention is a gift to your child, an investment in his or her future as a person of faith.
- If your child is having a meltdown or otherwise needs a break, please feel free to take your child out of church. . . but we hope the meltdown will resolve and you’ll be able to come back and rejoin our shared worship.
To the other adults present, may we suggest:
- Smile. Glares and even unfriendly glances can really hurt. That parent is doing his or her best.
- Remember those adults in your life who taught you about your faith (assuming you were once a child), and honor their willingness to teach and to welcome you by doing the same for a new generation.
- Be like Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:21-38): thank God for raising up a new generation of saints in the sight of your eyes!