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Welcome

We know it can be intimidating to visit a new church – whether you’ve been attending church for years or this is something that is brand new to you or your family. We’re so glad you’re taking the time to learn more about us and we can’t wait to see you on Sunday morning! 

When/where we Meet

Sunday Mornings

At this time we have in-person worship and
online worship starting at 10am.

During holidays our schedule may change; we will post changes here and on our Facebook page. Call the church office if you have questions.

Where We Are

6595 Cascade Road SE
(Corner of Cascade Road and Burton Street)

What To Expect

We realize you may have some questions about what to expect. Below are some typical questions (and their answers) and email us if you don’t see an answer to a question you have.
Please note, this FAQ is specific to pre-pandemic Sunday mornings. Visit our COVID Information page.

What should I expect when I arrive?

We hope you are greeted warmly at the door as you come into our church; greeters can answer any questions you might have or they will direct you to someone who can help. Ushers will help you and your household find an appropriately-distanced seat in the Sanctuary. At this time we ask that you leave beverages at home or in your vehicle. Each worship service lasts about 70 minutes.

What does a worship service "look" like?

In worship we create the time and space for us to respond to God with all that we are, both individually and corporately. We strive to tell God’s story through new and classic songs; visual and creative arts; new and ancient prayers; strong Biblical and practical teaching; and times of meditation and reflection. We seek to create a worship environment that reaches into the spiritual depth of the past while embracing the new expressions of the present. 

Is there a dress code?

There is no “dress code” at Thornapple – on any given Sunday morning, you will see everything from jeans and sweatshirts to jackets and ties. 

Do I have to donate money?

If you are visiting our church we never want you to feel obligated to give. We hope that as you get involved, that giving will become part of your regular routine. Visit our Giving page to learn about different ways to give. 

What do you have for my children
on Sunday morning?

Nursery for children 3 and younger
"Sunday School" programming for 4s-5th during the school year and 4s-2nd in the summer.
We also offer a classroom for children with special needs during both services.
Learn more about our Children’s Ministries.

What about middle school
and high school students?

Pre-COVID,  on Sunday mornings, middle school students have “Huddle” taught by one of our pastors. This is a time of teaching, reflection and quite often eating (because we know teens can always eat). High school students are encouraged to attend worship or volunteer with our Children’s Ministry.
Learn more about our Student Ministries.