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We are a church where everyone is welcome!
First Time Guests
The best way to get to know us is to visit us, and we invite you to join us for one of our Sunday services at the Fergus Falls YMCA at 10am for worship and Bible study, and you don’t have to be a YMCA member to come. Like any good host, we want you to feel welcome and at home. We know that your first time at a church service might bring up some questions, so feel free to reach out to us! You can do so right now by emailing us, or speaking to a team member before or after service. In the meantime, here are some answers to a few questions you might have before your first visit.
What will services be like?
Each week, you will experience uplifting music, an encouraging message, and friendly people. The service typically runs about an hour and a half, with complimentary refreshments and coffee always available. An average service starts with a prayer, followed by a couple of worship songs, and a brief time to consume refreshments and fellowship. We then have the children attend their class as we continue with a few announcements, a 40 minute study, a closing prayer, Q&A or prayer requests. Once a month (usually the first Sunday) we take communion during the service which is available to everyone.
Do you have something for children?
Absolutely! We have a family-involved worship service with children and believe they are the future of the church, therefore we allow them to serve and sing with us before our Bible study time. Children 1 year to 10 years old or about 5th grade have their own activities designed especially for them in Calvary Kids, our children’s ministry. Students 11 years and older or 6th through 12th grade can join us at the main service. If you wish to bring your children with you to the main service on your first visit, that’s fine too! We are thankful to have your family join us.
What should I wear?
We’re way more concerned with meeting your real life needs than with what you wear to church. We make every effort to make you feel welcome from the moment you first arrive and every time you return. But so you’ll feel comfortable, know that most folks dress in casual weekend attire, and even the pastor will be wearing jeans (and probably a flannel shirt). So dress comfortably and you’ll fit right in!
How do I get there?
God has blessed us with the ability to meet at the YMCA on Sundays at 10am for worship and Bible study.
The address is 1164 Friberg Ave in Fergus Falls. Click here for directions. There are helpful signs to direct you as you arrive.
Do I have to give an offering?
Not at all! In fact, we don’t even pass an offering plate during our services. Instead, we provide an offering box on the table in the back of the room, so people can give if they’d like. Many people use our online giving option as well. Any offerings we receive support the full range of ministries we offer in the church and community, and around the world. As our guest, we want you to come and get to know us, without feeling any pressure to have to give.
Will I be called out as a guest?
No, we’re not going to call you out, make you wave, stand up, or dance. However, we’d like to encourage you to fill out a Connect Card that will be on the table in the back of the room. If you do, we’ll follow up with you via email. We promise not to put any unfair pressure on you to ever come again. Although, we hope you will! All guests are encouraged to grab the books, movies, magazines, and other items on the resource table in the back of the room as our way of saying that we’re really glad you came. We’re excited you’re considering joining us. We can’t wait to meet you!
What is the message like?
If you were to read a book or a magazine how would you go about doing that? Would you read the last chapter, a chapter somewhere in the middle, a few sentences here and there and then the first chapter? Probably not, yet many churches teach the Bible in this way.
We believe you can’t know how to apply the Bible to life, unless you understand what the Bible really says, and this is why we teach through the Bible in an expository fashion, verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter, book-by-book and desire to teach all of the Word of God.
We welcome you to join us this Sunday and become a part of our family in Jesus. May the Lord bless you as we grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus!
Please send all mailings to this address:
Calvary Chapel Fergus Falls
PO Box 263
Fergus Falls, MN 56537