Come and visit us
"I was a stranger and you invited me in" (Matthew 25:35)
Every church is unique and St. Timothy's is no exception. Even if some things feel new and unfamiliar to you, we hope the Q&A's below help you feel as comfortable and 'at home' with us as you can.
Some commonly asked questions
What time are services?
Throughout the year we have one Sunday morning Communion service at 10:00 a.m. From September to June, we also have a midday Communion service on Wednesdays at 12:15 pm. More information about each service can be found at www.stcraleigh.org/our-worship
What do I need to bring or wear?
It is our custom to provide full service bulletins with everything you will need to participate in our service. As for what to wear, most adults in our congregation wear "business casual." As for children, it can be anything from formal to casual.
Where can I park?
When you pull into our campus from Six Forks Road you are welcome to park in any of the spaces to your right or in the small parking lot on your left as you enter. Parking spaces can also be found if one drives past the the church building - spaces which are reserved for school parking Monday-Friday during the school year.
What happens when I walk through the door?
Once you park, enter the main foyer (we call, the Narthex) through one of the three front entrances. An usher will greet you, provide you a service bulletin, and offer any necessary information you might need. Five minutes before we begin organ music will play, at the end of which time the person leading will welcome the congregation prior to beginning the liturgy itself. Currently, our Sunday service lasts between 75-90 minutes long.
What about my kids?
On the first Sunday of each month, the entire congregation worships together at the 10:00 a.m. service. However, all other Sundays a team of volunteers runs a special program for children in our chapel called Fun in the Son. Children are asked to arrive at 9:45 a.m. for registration and snack. If you want to know more about Fun in the Son click here. Note: from June 1 until August 13, Fun in the Son does not run and everyone worships in the church together.
Despite there being a program designed with kids in mind, children are most welcome at church - whether they are fast asleep or wide awake! Ask an usher for a "kid's bag". It contains a small snack, games and crayons.
Is there a nursery?
Yes. We employ a trained nursery provider to work alongside volunteers to offer care for children between the ages of 6 months to 3 years. The nursery is located beside the chapel, near the restrooms. To read our nursery policy, click here.
If you desire to have your baby in the church with you, then do be aware that there is a private place to breastfeed or to take an upset child we call the Quiet Space - a small room in the Narthex with a feeding chair and toys.
Am I allowed to receive Communion?
It is our belief that anyone who has been baptised in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit may receive Communion, regardless of age or denomination. However, if you have not been baptized or do not feel comfortable receiving, you are welcome to receive a blessing from the Priest instead.
What happens when the service finishes?
Every first Sunday of the month (between October and May) parishioners and guests alike are welcome to come to our monthly bring-and-share meal in the Parish Hall called Community Feast. On all other Sundays (and throughout the summer) we run our ministry called "He-brews" - where we provide coffee and lite refreshments, either in the Parish Hall or outside (as weather permitting).