Your First Visit

Let us introduce ourselves so that you know what to expect on your first visit at West Shore.

Our congregation is made up of people just like you; it is representative of our region and is a mix of social and religious backgrounds.   We are comprised of people of all ages and stages of life.   West Shore offers 2 identical Sunday services, one starting at 9:00AM and the other at 10:45AM. Each service focuses on teaching that is grounded in God’s word and worship music designed to lead all generations into worship.

Some specific questions you may have:

What should I wear?

Most people wear comfortable, casual clothes. Whatever you choose to wear, you won’t be alone and we are glad you are here!

When should I arrive?

Services begin at 9:00AM and 10:45AM, plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to the service start time. If you have children who will be part of Awesome Adventure Children’s Ministry programming for the first time please allow additional time to register your children.

Where do I go?

Please stop at the Welcome Center located in the lobby of the main (upper) level. We’d love to meet you, provide information and warmly welcome you to West Shore. We’ll do our best to answer all your questions.

Like many of us, you can grab a cup of coffee at COFFEE CENTRAL before entering the sanctuary.

If you have children ages 0-6th grade, please park in the lower parking lot and enter through the lower entrance. Inside we have a team of First-Time Family greeters waiting to meet you and help you walk through the registration process for your children.

What do my children do?

Awesome Adventure Children’s Ministry is the perfect place for them, with classes and care for all ages, birth- 6th Grade. When arriving with children, it is easiest to enter the building on the lower level. Immediately inside the doors, you’ll find our First-Time Family greeters who will be ready to welcome you, answer any questions you may have and help you get your children to their classes.

What is a worship service at West Shore like?

The sanctuary is located in the center of the main, upper level and you are welcome to sit in any seat.

Each service is comprised of a combination of music, teaching, and prayer which lasts 70 – 75 minutes. You can expect to hear a compelling sermon from the Bible, grounded in God’s word.

Our worship music is designed to lead all generations into worship. You are encouraged to stand, sit, or raise your hands as you prepare your heart. To prepare our hearts for worship we use a variety of musical styles and songs which include choruses, worship songs and hymns.

We believe that financial stewardship involves giving back to God a portion of what he has given us and we therefore take an offering each Sunday morning.  We have no expectation for our visitors to give; we are simply glad that you are here. Thank you for being our guest and worshiping with us.
To learn more about West Shore, check out our FAQs page.