We are a Welcoming Church and will be pleased to have you visit!
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.
What you need to know before you arrive
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 60–70 minutes long.
What type of service do you have?
Our worship is in the more “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. We also have Assistive Listening Devices for those who would like one.
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.
What visitors need to know once you’ve decided to visit:
Where is the church?
Our church is located on the northwest corner of Okemos Rd. and Bennett Rd. in Okemos. Enter our large parking area by turning from Bennett Road onto North Bennett Rd. The entrance to the church is clearly marked and easily accessible from the parking area
Where do I enter the church building?
There is a circular driveway nearest the main entrance to the church where people may be dropped off. Valet parking is often available during inclement weather at that entrance. Most visitors enter through a the double doors into Fellowship Hall (and are near the coat room) closest to the parking lot. There is also a single door entrance on the east side of the building that enters the Office Wing of the building. All entrances are handicap-accessible.
What can I expect when I visit the church?
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 of occupations, interests and lifestyles.
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 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 activities packets available with the morning bulletin. We have a well-staffed Nursery that is open from 9:30 am until 12:15 pm.
What accommodations exist for hearing aides?
A hearing loop system around the perimeter of the sanctuary projects a magnetic signal to a telecoil (T-coil) receiver, found in the majority of hearing aids manufactured today. Ask your audiologist if you are unsure about your hearing aid’s ability to acquire this signal.
If you have a hearing aid with a T-coil, the loop system will allow your hearing aid to become a personal sound system. It will pick up the sound directly from the microphone. Background noise is blocked. Just before the service, activate by switching your hearing aid to the “T” position.
If your hearing aid does not having a T-coil feature or if you do not have hearing aids, you can use the Sound Mates amplifiers located just outside the sanctuary in fellowship hall. In addition, we have two hearing aid loop receivers available for use.
What can I expect after the service?
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.
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.
If you have additional questions, please let us know and one of our staff will respond in a timely manner.