WHAT TO EXPECT
We gather weekly to build a strong community and deep relationships around shared values and visions for the church.
We are ready to get back into church... what should we know?
First, that is really great!
Below you will find some questions and answers about what our time together on Sunday is like.
The best way to experience Storied Church is to come for a few weeks and get to know our values and get to know some of the people committed to this community to discern if this community is for you and your family.
Feel free to ask us any questions that you might have by emailing our pastor Jason.
When/Where do we gather?
We gather each Sunday @ 10:30a in person at Mebane Museum and Rec Center, 209 West Jackson Street | Mebane, NC
How many people are a part of a Sunday gathering?
Sunday worship gatherings range between 25-40 people.
Covid-19 and Gathering? (updated August 30, 2022)
We invite all those who are vaccinated with the exception of children 5 and under to join us for in-person worship.
Masks are encouraged but optional.
Why do we gather?
We are a new church start so we are gathering to build community and relationships. And this is a good way for people to get to know our story and vision face to face.
Can I bring my children?
Yes!! We want the whole family to be there. We believe that it is so important that we do life together and that includes children of all ages. We believe that children are ultimately molded by their parent's faith journey. So we try to encourage children to be apart of our worship gathering as much as possible. Read more here about why we value children in worship spaces.
Do you have child care?
We are grateful for the many children and families that are a part of Storied Church! We believe in incorporating children into the life of the church as much as we can. We believe children are formed by their parent's and elders' engagement in worship and small group gatherings.
We have childcare staff and a play area in the worship space. During the sermon, children go to the playground or rec center with our staff and another adult for a children's activity and snack. Children one year- to fifth grade are welcome.
If you have a baby under 12 months we would be glad to accommodate any needs that you might have.
If you would prefer to have your child with you we would welcome it and/or go with the children.
What is the preaching like?
Our preaching style is diverse and approachable. Our belief is that no one person is the "theologian" but we are all theologians. We are scriptural, practical, and theological in no certain order. Each Sunday we might focus on one area or all three. We have a group of us that preach throughout the month and our style is diverse in how we approach scripture.
What is the music like?
Our music is simple. We sing a mix of modern worship songs and hymns and everything in-between. Singing for the church is a communal, responsive act that we do together. So we keep the music simple so that it might be more inclusive in our life together.
What do we do at these in-person gatherings?
The first part of our time together is a time to catch up, chat, drink some good coffee (we roast our own beans) and get to know one another. During our gatherings, we sing songs, read scripture, hear a sermon, pray together, and take Holy Communion together.
Who can take communion?
Everyone. Babies. Followers of Jesus. Non-followers of Jesus. Doubter. Skeptics. Insert whatever into the blank. For us, communion is many things but for us, it is a reminder to continue to invite others to our tables and feast.
What do we wear?
Whatever you want. You be you.
Will there be a light show?
no just some good down to earth people.