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What to Expect

Visiting any church for the very first time can make anyone a little nervous. Where do I go? What do I wear? What time do I show up? What can I expect? Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Pleasant Grove will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your entire family. We want you to experience uplifting music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and "at home!" Here are a few answers to your questions about what you might expect on your first visit.

What should I wear?
There is not a dress code at First Baptist Church for members or guests. Our pastor and some of our church family dress in more traditional "Sunday" dress; however, a specific attire is not required, and our members wear a variety of styles of clothing. We think it makes sense to wear nice, clean, modest clothing to church. As long as you do that you will not feel out of place.

What time are your services?
We offer Sunday School at 10am on Sunday Morning followed by the Worship Service at 11am. We also have bible studies on Wednesday night between 7 - 7:45pm.

Do you offer Sunday School for my children?
We have an Opening Assembly at 9:45. This is a time of gathering for a short devotion, prayer request and to recognize people who have had birthdays this week. Our Sunday School starts at 10 am and last about 45 minutes. We have classes from the Nursery up to Senior Adults.

Can my children stay in Worship with me?
Yes! We encourage families to stay together, if this makes you feel more comfortable. We include a Children's Message during the Worship Service. Then offer a Childrens Church for those in First Grade and younger. You can have your child go to Children's Church or stay with you in the Sanctuary.

Do you have a nursery?
Yes. Nursery is provided during all services for children 3 years of age and under.

What are your services like?
Our worship services engage us in the worship of God each week through singing, prayer, fellowship, and the spoken word of God. Services usually last around 1 hour. Our musical worship consists of a mixture of classic hymns as well as modern worship songs. We are led through God's word each week by our pastor in a Christ-centered message.

Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No. We don't invite you to Pleasant Grove for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.

Other questions?
If there's something we missed on this list, just give us a call, or ask someone when you arrive. Whether you're new to the area and looking for a church home, or if it's been a long time since you've attended church at all, we hope your first visit at First Baptist will be awesome! We exist to serve you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you'll feel right at home from the very first moment you visit with us! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!

Communion
Communion, also known as The Lord's Supper, is one of two ordinances observed in the Baptist church. Baptists believe that Communion, the breaking of bread and drinking of wine, reminds the believer of the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples before his death. Baptists do not have a uniform practice concerning how often communion should be served. At Pleasant Grove, communion is held each fifth Sunday, Easter Sunday, and during the Christmas Eve Service. Communion is administered by Pastors and Deacons. We do not check on people before serving communion. We trust that people who are not ready will not take it. Communion is for those who have decided to follow Jesus. Paul warns us to examine ourselves before taking communion. We do not expect very young children to understand or take communion. Parents who are committed Christians may decide when they think their children are ready to take communion.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
1241 Old Fairground Rd.
Willow Springs, NC 27592
Phone: (919) 894-4454