WHAT TO EXPECT
What We Believe
In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve. With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
— Excerpts from our Brief Statement of Faith from the Book of Confession.
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and part of the Peace River Presbytery of Southwest Florida. There are many facets to our life together: a strong emphasis on mission activities, Bible studies and involvement of many young families in our Preschool and Sunday School programs. We also have an excellent music program including the Hyacinth Series of concerts featuring well-known musicians.
Worship Service Times
We have one service on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day in the Sanctuary. When you arrive, a greeter will help you find your way. Nursery care for infants and toddlers begins at 9:15 a.m. Children and youth join their parents in worship and then accompany their Sunday School teachers following the Word for Children, unless otherwise noted in the Sunday bulletin. On the first Sunday of the month, a Contemporary Worship Service is at 6 p.m.
You can find us off Tamiami Trail North/U.S. 41/9th Street North on Harbour Drive just north of Coastland Center mall.
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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to dress up to attend?
At our 9 a.m. service, members dress in business-casual attire. At the 10 a.m. service, members tend to be dressier, but not overly formal. For the Contemporary Worship Service at 6 p.m., you are welcome in any appropriate style of dress. Never let your attire stop you from attending worship, you are welcome in whatever you feel comfortable wearing.
Are there Sunday activities for my children?
We offer excellent Bible programs for children, age 4 through fifth grade, during our 10 a.m. service. Nursery care (ages 0-3) begins at 8:45 a.m. and at 5:45 p.m., enabling parents to attend any worship service. For the 10 a.m. service, children and youth, including middle school and high school students, join their parents in worship and then accompany their Sunday School teachers following the Word for Children. For the 6 p.m. contemporary worship, children and youth accompany their parents to service. Youth will leave worship to take part in Youth Fellowship.
Should I bring a Bible to worship?
The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible is kept in the pews to use for worship, but we welcome other translations such as New International Version (NIV), The Message or the English Standard Version (ESV).
What is Moorings Church's style of music?
The 9:30 a.m. Sunday service has a rich traditional feel with full choir, bells, organ and hymns. The 6 p.m. contemporary service consists of modern worship music, prayer, Sunday’s sermon and scripture.
What does our church believe about the Bible's teachings?
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. — 2 Timothy 3:16