We are excited for you to visit!
We get it, walking into a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. So, we thought we would answer some of the common questions we hear to help you get a sense of who we are before you visit. If you still have questions about us, feel free to contact us!
What time are your services?
Beginning October 3rd, our indoor Sunday morning services will be at 9:30 and 11AM. Our 9:30 AM service will continue to be livestreamed. Nursery care and Sunday school for children takes place at the 11 AM service time.
How do people dress?
You like jeans and you’re comfortable in jeans? Come in jeans! Have that cute new dress you’ve been wanting to wear? Wear it! At Vergennes church you’ll see a mix of casual and dress. We mean it when we say, come as you are, all are welcome no matter how you dress!
How long are the services?
Services are typically an hour to an hour and ten minutes long.
Where are you located?
Our address is 10411 Bailey Dr NE, Lowell, MI 49331.
We’re located at the corner or Parnell and Bailey in Vergennes township.
Is there coffee?
Yes!!! We’re no Starbucks and we aren’t serving up any fancy lattes, but we like to think we offer a complimentary selection worth checking out! We also have an informal “Coffee Hour” after each service, with a variety of snacks and kid-friendly beverages.
What should I expect when I enter the church building?
When you enter through the double-doors off of the main parking lot, you’ll be greeted and welcomed by a friendly face. You’ll walk forward and see the sanctuary on the left, and our Fellowship Room on the right, where friendly folks will be chatting before service begins. Feel free to hang your jacket up in the Fellowship Room, drop your kids off to nursery or Sunday School, and then head into the sanctuary for worship!
Our greeters, members and regular attenders tend to notice new faces and will more than likely greet you with a friendly “hello” or “welcome to Vergennes.” You’re invited to be as social or introverted as you feel comfortable! We’d love to answer any questions you may have, guide you around the building, or chat with you before and after a service.
What do I do with my kids?
Children are always welcome in service! In fact family worship is a very important component to spiritual growth.
Movement and energy from children adds to our worship services. Please never hesitate to bring the whole family to worship. There are fun activity bags for the children right as you enter the sanctuary.
Nursery and Pre-K care is available all year round for children 0-5 years old.
If you attend the 11am service during the school year, we offer a Sunday School program for Preschool through 8th graders. Pre-K through 5th grade will spend the whole hour in Sunday School, while Middle School students are dimissed midway through service to attend Sunday School. High School students are encouraged to fully participate in all aspects of worship including multiple serving opportunities.
What are the people like?
The people of Vergennes Church are friendly, genuine, and compassionate. People regularly tell us that they feel very warmly welcomed the first time they attend. We are an intergenerational church with young families, grown families, and retired families.
What are the messages like?
They can best be summed up as biblical, relevant and practical. You will learn something new, you will connect with the stories and examples, and you will be challenged to put something into practice.
What kind of music does your church play?
On Sunday mornings you’ll generally see a worship team composed of a couple singers, and a band composed of an acoustic guitar, a bass guitar, a keyboard, and a drum set and various percussion instruments.
The music at Vergennes church is a blend of both contemporary and traditional worship songs, all accompanied by our talented worship team.
Can I take communion?
Vergennes Church is part of the United Methodist Church, which practices open communion. We invite all to the table to receive the bread (body) and cup (blood) of the Lord Jesus Christ; “who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.”
Put more simply; there is room at the table for all who are hungry. If you want more of Jesus in your life, you are welcome at His table.
Wondering what a service is like?
Pastor Scott Loomis, who prefers to go by Scott, is full of energy and passion about God’s word. He openly shares the love of Jesus in a relevant and meaningful way.
Scott and wife Kim have been a new addition to the Vergennes family this July. We believe they are a great fit and you’re going to love them.
But don’t just take our word for it, take one of his first messages for a test drive below!