Visiting Galilee During COVID-19
Currently our Sunday morning service begins at 10:00 a.m. We are meeting inside our church building and attempting to maintain a degree of social distancing. We do not require masks although some choose to wear them. We have recently begun live-streaming church services. If you have COVID-like symptoms we encourage you to worship from home. If you have questions, contact us by email at or call the church office 616 642 9174. We would love to have you join us in person or online!
VISITING GALILEE ON A TYPICAL SUNDAY MORNING
We would consider it a privilege to have you visit any of our worship services. Our Sunday morning service begins at 9:30 a.m. You might want to arrive a few minutes early to get acquainted, find a good seat, and enjoy listening to the music that’s played before the service begins.
“What should I wear?”
At Galilee, we believe God is more concerned with our hearts than He is with external things -- like how we dress. Our church family reflects many different tastes in their Sunday attire. Some come in jeans, and others wear casual clothing, and some really like to dress up. Just come - casually or formally dressed – and you will be welcomed.
"How will I find my way around the building?"
When you arrive at Galilee, you should find adequate parking available. A number of spots are reserved for guests like you, and additional parking has been set aside for those who need handicap access. Before the Sunday morning worship service, church greeters and ushers will be available by the front door to welcome you, to provide information and directions, and to help members and guests with any special needs. You may feel free to seat yourself in our sanctuary or ask an usher for help. You will most likely find our sanctuary comfortably full, yet a good selection of seating is still available on a normal Sunday morning.
“What about my children?"
Galilee maintains a well-staffed nursery for infants and toddlers on Sunday mornings. If you would like to leave your young children in the nursery, be sure to introduce yourself to the nursery workers and share any needs or special concerns, and then enjoy the worship service. Our services are fairly informal, and children of every age are always welcome in the service. Children through 5th grade have the opportunity to participate in Junior Church if they would like to. This offers them a fun time of teaching and worship especially designed to meet the needs of elementary school-age children.
“What are the services like?"
At Galilee, our congregation enjoys the closeness of a loving family relationship. We care for each other with the love of Christ, and it shows before, after, and during our church services! Pastor Andy Mooren may give an opportunity for praise, testimonies, or prayer requests, and we always have a time set aside for people to greet one another.
The music may vary from week to week, but we strive for a blended service, incorporating the best of traditional hymns and more contemporary praise choruses. An offering is taken so that our church family may worship through their tithes and offerings. Guests are not expected to give, but we would appreciate having a record of your visit with us. We hope you will complete the "Guest Response Card" and then tear off this portion of the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate as it goes by.
Pastor Andy preaches messages from God's Word (the Bible) with contemporary illustrations and applications that are relevant to our lives today. The morning service ends around 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a brief time of coffee, refreshments, and fellowship. Sunday school classes begin at 11:00 a.m., with classes for every age group.
"Do you meet on Sunday nights?"
Our Sunday evening service meets from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This service is more informal and includes a time of singing, snacks, and Bible study. We all use our Bibles, and the teaching format allows for good discussion and a "question and answer" time. The smaller crowd on Sunday nights creates the opportunity for us to get to know each other better.
Our senior high youth group (called "Momentum") also meets on Sunday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m during the school year. The teenagers, led by Matt and Maggie Austin, use the "Word of Life" curriculum and also enjoy a good time of fun games and teen-friendly snacks!
“What happens on Wednesday nights?"
On Wednesday nights Galilee is filled with lots of activity! Our Awana Club (Kindergarten through 6th grade) meets from 6:20 to 8:30 p.m.
Visitors to Awana Club should check in at the registration desk just inside the center doors by the office. (Just follow the crowd!)
Wednesday night dress is very casual, and kids should wear gym shoes appropriate for active games that are played in the church gymnasium.
Thanks for taking the time to check out this section about visiting Galilee. If you have any additional questions, we are happy to answer them. Please call the church office at (616)642-9174, or you may contact us by email at: