Stepping in the doors of an unfamiliar church can be stressful for anyone. We want your first visit to East Park to feel like you’ve just arrived home. So, here are some answers to the questions you might have before visiting us.
When do you meet?
Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service – 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service – 6:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. on
G.R.A.C.E. days, last Sunday of each month)
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
Do you have a nursery? Yes, we have a baby and toddler nursery during every service.
What is a G.R.A.C.E. Day? G.R.A.C.E. days (Godly Refreshment And Church Edification) occur on the last Sunday of each month. On these special Sundays we stay after the morning service for fellowship over a pot-luck dinner and move our 6:00 p.m. service to 1:00 p.m. in an effort to ease the travel burden on those who come long distances.
When should I arrive? If you have children with you, you’ll want to arrive 10-15 minutes before a service to get them comfortably to their places.
Where do I go? You’ll find everything you need within a few steps of our lobby: child-care, restrooms, the auditorium, etc. We have hosts prepared to give you a warm greeting, a bulletin, and answers to any questions you have when you arrive.
What is your congregation like? You’ll find a cross-section of our community with a wide age representation. With a core of Decatur citizens, we also come from as far as Macon and Monticello.
Do I have to dress up? At our services you will find people dressed in a variety of formality levels—“Sunday best,” business casual, and more casual. We value attire that reflects an awareness of the God we worship, and we also value people’s hearts. So, don’t be overly concerned about your dress; we’re just happy you would like to be with us.
Are you going to make a big deal about me being there? No! We love guests, and we can’t help it when our members introduce themselves, say hello, and try to get to know you a bit. But we won’t aim spotlights on you, make you stand up and introduce yourself, or embarrass you otherwise. Our congregation would love an opportunity to get to know you before or after the service.