Casual Worship in Kettering, Ohio
Fairmont’s 8:30 am Casual worship offers an opportunity to worship God in the relaxed and intimate setting of our Fellowship Hall. Worshippers dress comfortably, and enjoy a bagel or doughnut with a cup of coffee or juice during worship. Children remain throughout the service. Worship songs are led by our Praise Band with vocalists, electric keyboard, drums, guitars, and harmonica leading worshippers in upbeat, contemporary songs with words projected onto a screen. Scripture is also projected onto the screen. The sermon will often include light-hearted interaction between pastor and people. The sacrament of Holy Communion is served once a month by intinction.
Many families enjoy this early service, as it allows them to worship together and still meet the demands of hectic schedules. Others attend because they appreciate the contemporary music. Still others choose this service because they are early-risers or enjoy the informality.
Our Casual Worship service has been described….
“Roll out of bed, throw on some jeans, don’t even start the coffee maker….just come as you are.”
“We love the 8:30 Casual service because it is ‘come as you are.’ Our children typically roll out of bed, put sweats on, brush their teeth and head out the door.
No need to spend lots of time ‘getting ready’ for church. We love the casual, laid back attitude! People have time to catch up before and after the service, there is always lots of conversation and socializing.”
“The casual worship service appeals to me for more reasons than just the "casual" part. The overall feeling of the service, the way it welcomes me into a time of worship is something I can't find in other services.
The music is able to move me immediately with lyrics that apply to my life, make me think about my walk with God, and allow me to be moved each and every Sunday.
The sermons are interactive, encouraging me to be engaged and thoughtful about the scripture of the week. In addition, I have a good time! Singing along, enjoying fellowship, and seeing friends have become the highlight of my week.”
I appreciate a number of things about the 8:30 service. I enjoy the casual nature and the upbeat music. I am thankful for the fellowship with the other people who attend the service.
My whole family participates in and feels welcome at the service. My kids ask to attend the 8:30 service and appreciate many of the same things that I appreciate about the casual service.
The Psalmist writes, “Praise God with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise God with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” We join the Psalmist in inviting you to come and praise God with loud clashing cymbals.