what to expect
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Look for the Holy Family Church sandwich boards by the grass in the Tout Suite Parking Lot. One of our greeters will welcome you.
As soon as you walk in you will be met by the waters of baptism filled with a fresh set of flowers. Take time to interact with the waters. Touch them as you enter or make the sign of the cross on your forehead with the water.
You will always find a six foot by six foot abstract canvas that was created by Lanecia Rouse Tinsley. Each canvas represents a different season in the life of the church. When you see the canvas change, it means we are in a new season. We encourage you to arrive early and spend time with this season's canvas.
We include kids in everything we do. We don't separate them from "real church". We make space for all of God's children in the liturgy. Drop by the Kids' Library and snag a coloring sheet or a book before the liturgy begins.
You will be given a booklet when you enter that will help guide you through participating in the liturgy. We're happy to serve you a cup of Greenway Coffee that you can enjoy while you meet some people you'll be worshipping with before we begin.
At 10:30 we will begin with a welcome, a prayer, and a song. During the song, we will process with incense, the cross, candles, and the Gospel book.
After we are gathered together we will spend time listening to sacred stories and reflecting upon these stories with about a ten minute homily (message).
In the middle of each liturgy we will gather around the baptismal waters. We will confess an ancient creed, praying, and listening to short stories of faith from people in our community.
The highlight of every liturgy is when we celebrate the Eucharist. At Holy Family Church, everyone is welcome to participate in communion: sharing in the real presence of the living God among us. We always have a gluten-free option.
Once everyone has received communion we will sing one more song and then send everyone out with a blessing.