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What time should I arrive?

Service starts at 9:30. If you are attending for the first time it would be a good idea to arrive about 15 minutes early. That way there will be plenty of time to check in, get you a name tag, and ensure your group can all sit together.

What Should I wear?

t-shirtThere is no formal dress code at PoP. We have members whose dress range from full suits to jeans and t shirts. During football season there are always members wearing Colts gear! For us it is more important that you feel comfortable being here, so come as you are.

Where will I take my kids?

DSC04398For those with babies or toddlers we have a dedicated nursery area with changing table, toys and a private restroom. We will always have someone who is available and ready to supervise the nursery area, so you may leave your little ones in our care and enjoy the service if you feel comfortable. If you need or would like to spend a bit of time in the nursery before slipping away we have audio in the room which will allow you to hear the service.

For those with older children we have a Sunday school program available at every service. Children will remain in the sanctuary until after children’s time with the Pastor and then will spend the remainder of the service with our Sunday school teacher in a room just off the sanctuary. During Sunday school children will participate in arts and crafts activities which provide a fun way to learn about God and the teachings of the Bible.

What is a typical service like?

PoP-sanctuaryA typical service runs between an hour and an hour and a half. Like many denominations our typical service involves the signing of hymns and recitation of prayers and would be considered more traditional than contemporary. If you are not comfortably able to stand for the parts of the service which call for it please feel free to remain seated as you join in. We have members who remain seated so you won’t be the only one.

There is a portion of the service where all may share their joys or prayer requests with the congregation. These can be as specific or as non-descript as you wish. Do you know someone who could use a prayer? If you don’t feel comfortable sharing the information in public you can simply share it silently; God is still listening.

At the end of the service all are invited to join hands and form a circle to sing our parting song. It really is a nice way to close out the service and hopefully results in a renewed sense of energy and hope for the upcoming week.

The Johnson County area is filled with churches, including what some would call “mega churches” which offer exclusive amenities like fitness centers, coffee bars, and rock concert quality bands. If that is the experience you desire then PoP is probably not the right fit for you. However, if you want to be part of a group “where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came…”, then we would encourage you to pop in and see for yourself!