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What to Expect

What to Expect

We look forward to your visit to Summit Woods.

Getting here

You can enter the Summit Woods only from the north on Shenandoah Drive (see the map). Blue Parkway, the gravel road in front of the church, is closed at this time due to construction on US-50 highway.

Parking

parking

Guest, disabled, and parking for new and expecting moms is located on both sides of the front circle. Please feel free to make use of them.

Front Foyer

You'll find information and resources about Summit Woods and our ministries at the various tables in the front foyer. Here someone will be available to answer any questions and help you navigate our facility. If you need assistance, one of our friendly greeters at any entrance can direct you to these helpful resources.

Nursery and Children's Ministry

We utilize a computerized check-in for our Children's minisry. It is our objective to simplify and expedite the process without compromising the safety of your children.  This document will help to familiarize you with our procedures, in addition to identifying the check-in location near the Children’s Ministry hallway. If you have a child in one of the nursery or toddler classes, we use mobile phone text messaging. This will give you peace of mind as you are in Sunday School or the Worship Gathering to know that your child's teachers can notify you anywhere in the building through text message.

Equipping Classes & Children's Sunday School

We have small group bible study available for all ages. The Sunday bulletin has a list of all the classes and classroom numbers. You will notice that adults have many options, so we encourage guests to feel free to try various classes before deciding which one is right for them. Please visit the front foyer for help in finding the various classes and rooms.

Sunday Morning Gathering

sanctuaryOur morning gathering begins at 10:30 a.m. and is about an hour and a 1/2 long. You will see people from many different walks of life, ethnicities, and ages. Our music is a blend of both new and old songs. We don't try and cater to any one generation, but rather choose songs that any generation can sing and appreciate. The longer you are with us, the more you will find the substance and style of our songs to emphasize the church singing together as one body. Our service is also marked by Scripture reading and prayer. If you don't have a Bible, there is one for you at your seat - feel free to take it as our gift to you. We encourage you to reflect carefully on what is read and join us in praying together as a church.

Children (K-5th) are dismissed (1st through 3rd Sundays) to a dedicated children's teaching time during the final song before the sermon. When you see the choir leaving the platform, that is the the cue to take your children to the appropriate location. The largest portion of our service is devoted to teaching the Bible. Our sermons are generally 50 minutes to an hour in length and typically focus on a particular passage in the Bible that will be explained. A page in our weekly bulletin is dedicated for you to take down the main points and any relevant points for further and future reflection. At the conclusion of our service, we sing a song that helps us to appropriately respond to what we have heard in the teaching. Elders and staff will be available to meet with you at the First Steps Reception at the entrance to the Resource Room, located in the Office Hallway.