Visitor Guide

We are a Welcoming Church and will be pleased to have you visit!

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos is a Welcoming Church! Our congregation consists of people with a variety of backgrounds, ethnic identities, ages, and types of families. Visitors will find people of various occupations, interests and lifestyles.

Whether you are a visitor to the community or are looking for a church home, you will find a welcome at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos. This is a place where all are invited to gather together and engage God through worship, study, fellowship, and service.

image of welcome brochureGetting to Know Us

We are active in Mission at the regional, national, and international levels. Mission Page Link

We have many fellowship and study groups. Groups Page Link

We practice traditional worship with engaging sermons and music. Recent Sermons Link Music Link

Click the image for our ‘Welcome’ brochure that provides a snapshot of the Mission, Education and Worship opportunities at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos.

About our Worship Service

We would like an opportunity to greet you and get acquainted. Please attend a worship service and introduce yourself to one of our pastors or greeters.

What can I expect when I visit the church?

This is a child-friendly congregation! Most children come into the sanctuary for the beginning of worship and a children’s lesson. Some children under 6 years old leave the service at that point and go to the nursery for play and crafts. Other children leave after the sermon and go with adults to the Chapel for singing time until the end of the worship service. There are children’s activity packets provided by the sanctuary entrance. We have a well-staffed nursery that is open from 9:30 am until 12:15 pm.

What time is the worship service?

We offer one service year-round on Sundays at 10:00 AM as well as special services around church festivals. Visitors are always welcome.

How long will the service be?

Our worship service is typically 60 minutes long.

What type of service do you have?

Our worship is in the “traditional” style of Presbyterian and Reformed worship. Visitors will find that the language used in liturgy reflects not only Christian history, but also common and contemporary practice. Scripture, sermon, prayers, hymns, and an anthem by the choir are all part of the worship experience. We welcome children in our worship service, and there is nursery care available for the youngest children.

What should I wear?

You will find many styles of attire among the people in our worship service: “Business casual” is typical; some will be dressed more formally; others may be wearing jeans.

Sunday Fellowship and Education Hour Information

After worship, there is a time for conversation and refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Please plan to stay! This time proves an opportunity to get acquainted with new people and to meet with long-time friends. A greeter can help you to locate Visitor Name Tags.

Christian Education Hour for Children and Youth is from 11:15–12:15 each Sunday morning during the academic year (with few exceptions). These classes explore Bible stories, teach aspects of our worship, and for the youth, include opportunities to discuss faith and contemporary life. Classes are offered occasionally in the summer.

…and for Adults, from 11:30–12:15… One or two classes for adults are also on the schedule each Sunday during the academic year and those classes include Bible studies, discussions of current issues, studies in theology and church history, and parenting classes. Classes are offered occasionally in the summer.

Hearing Accommodations

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