What is your service like?
Our service is contemporary and casual, about an hour and 15 minutes long. We start with a Call to Worship, given by a Deacon, inviting you to praise God with us. The Worship portion of service is a mix of both older songs, like hymns, and new contemporary worship songs, led by our musicians and singers.
We have a time of prayer together, led by one of our Elders, and a time of announcements for special events and meetings, led by a Deacon. Children are dismissed to Children's Church and the Offering is taken by ushers. Pastor Jerry teaches and we close the service with the Benediction and music.
On the first and third Sundays of the month, we join in Communion. All Christians are welcome to take Communion, you don't need to be a member of our church.
What denomination are you?
FDC is a member church of the Assemblies of God, a 2 million strong body of believers. We were formerly known as the Washington Assembly of God. We remain tied to our fellowship, supporting her missions efforts and following her doctrinal beliefs, but functioning as a welcoming Christian church that has a more non-denominational feel in practices and policies. All people, Christian, and those curious about Christianity, are welcomed; hence our name – Faith Discovery Church.
What about my kids?
We love kids! We know little ones can squirm and vocalize during a service but we don't mind! We encourage you to explain to your children what we are doing. Sing! Join in reciting the creed. Stand when we stand. Children learn about worship by watching both you and us! If your child gets too fussy, you can take them to the foyer or ground-floor nursery and when they're ready, please come back to worship with the congregation!
We have Children's Church for age 18 months through 6th grade (split into three separate classes) during the sermon portion of our worship service. You'll find an insert in your bulletin with info and directions to those classes, as well as signs by the stairwells leading you to the correct room. And always feel free to ask someone.
Where do I park?
We have two lots, an upper and lower. We do ask that the parking spots in front of the church (where the awning is) be left for the elderly and disabled. We are fully wheelchair accessible.
What do I wear?
Our dress reflects our atmosphere - casual! Masks are required in the building.
How can I get connected?
There are multiple ways you can get connected with FDC!
There are white Visitor Packets by each entrance and also at the back of the sanctuary on the black info table.
Who's Who in the Pew cards at the end of each row can be filled out during service and returned in the offering plate.
Connection Cards are available from the info wall near the We Believe Cafe'. You can drop those in the offering plate too.
And if filling out a form isn't your thing, you can always call or shoot us an email with your info. We're happy to talk with you and answer any questions!