What to Expect
What will the worship service be like?
Vibrant! The service begins as you enter the Sanctuary and prepare your hearts and minds for worship by greeting, sharing, and laughing with one another. Or, you might choose to sit quietly and listen to the music. While both worship services follow the same basic order, each has a distinct character. Try each of them out and decide which is best for you! Services on Sundays begin at 8:30 and 10:30 AM. Typically during the summer months we have a single service at 9:30 AM.
What will the music be like?
Beautiful! We do not limit our congregational music to any one style (traditional, contemporary, etc.), and our talented music leaders employ excellent music of every genre as they weave the classics with new favorites. On any given Sunday the music will be led by our pipe organ, Steinway piano, acoustic guitars, flute, and/or voices alone.
How long are the worship services?
Both morning services usually last about an hour.
What should I wear to Red Clay?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable. You will see men in suits and ties as well as golf shirts and slacks. You will see women in dresses as well as slacks.
Do I have to be a member of Red Clay to take Communion?
No. This is not our table; this is Christ’s table! All baptized men, women and children are invited to celebrate the sacrament.
Where do my children go during the worship service?
All children may attend the various worship services with their parents, though our children’s ministry does provide an exciting experience for boys and girls of all ages. Sunday School is usually offered during the later service, and children are dismissed from the sanctuary early in that service following the Children's Moment or during the Passing of the Peace. On your first Sunday at Red Clay, we strongly encourage parents to accompany their children to their classes. We want to make sure they feel comfortable and secure!
Our wonderful nursery staff is available to care for your infants and toddlers during and between all Sunday services. You may leave your little ones with the staff prior to each service and check-in as often as you wish. The nursery is located just down the hallway on the east side of the sanctuary. Ushers will be happy to direct you there.
Where do I park?
We have three lots at Red Clay. There is a small lot near the stop light for the intersection of Mill Creek and McKennan's Church Road. The entrance for the main lot is on Mill Creek Road. An overflow lot sits behind the cemetery off of McKennan's Church Road with a very short walk through the cemetery to get to the church. If you are running late for the second service, you will want to plan to use this lot! Handicapped parking spots are designated in our main parking lot.
Want to know more about Red Clay?
Please speak with one of our ushers or the pastor. They will be glad to discuss Red Clay with you. Also, please call any of our staff during the week. They are here to help us all grow in our faith!