Worship at Red Clay

Worship at Red Clay

The service begins at 10 am every Sunday in our classic church sanctuary. All of our worship services are in the Reformed Tradition, which means they’re centered in Christ and worship God in community through prayer, song, scripture, and preaching.

As you enter the sanctuary, you will receive a church bulletin from an usher and you might prepare for worship by greeting, sharing, and laughing with one another - or, you might choose to sit quietly and listen to the music. All of our services are live-streamed and you are welcome to worship with us in that way. We also have occasional services outside, shaded by a lovely grove of trees on the back of our campus.

We share communion at one Sunday each month and all are welcome to the table. We celebrate the sacrament of Baptism at the convenience of member families. To schedule a baptism, please contact the church office and download this form.

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. Service is on Sundays at 10:00 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?

Typically our service lasts 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 pants. You will see women in dresses as well as slacks. “Mortals look on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)

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 (including children!) are invited to celebrate the sacrament.

Where do my children go during the worship service?

All children are encouraged to attend worship with their parents. We also have Sunday School that begins after the children's moment. If your child would like to attend Sunday School, they can leave with the children and teachers at that time. Our wonderful nursery staff is available to care for your infants and toddlers during the Sunday school and worship hours. You may leave your little ones with our dedicated staff before worship and check-in as often as you wish. The nursery is located just down the hallway on the pulpit 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!