Worship is at the center of Christian life and community. While Northminster offers different styles of worship, Christ is central to all of our worship experiences. Our Sanctuary services are led by choirs, organ, piano, and other instrumentalists. The Crosspoint services are led by a band which normally includes guitar, bass, keyboard, percussion, and vocalists. The Sanctuary has fixed pews; Crosspoint uses padded seats. The Sanctuary has a more formal feel to it, and we discourage coffee cups and messy snacks in the pews. Crosspoint doesn’t have any more thrills, but it has had more spills; and that’s fine in Founders Hall. The message is basically the same in both services each Sunday. Most importantly, whatever we are offering in worship, it is to the glory of God!
Childcare: Children are welcome to sit with parents during services or leave for children’s activities after the “Kid’s Time” in the middle of the service. We have activity bags available for this little hands and minds that need help staying engaged during the service, just pick one up on your way in or ask an usher for one! Learn more about our children’s ministries here.
Seating: Both services are on the main floor of the building. In the sanctuary there are portions of the pews which can be removed to accommodate wheel chairs or power chairs. Likewise in Crosspoint, any chairs can be removed to create an accessible space. Please do not hesitate to ask an usher for assistance! We want you and those you attend with to be comfortable.
Hearing: In the Sanctuary, there are assisted hearing devices available at the sound booth in the back of the room. You may ask the tech volunteer in the booth for a device, or request one from an usher. Crosspoint has a newly installed Hearing Loop. Most hearing aids and cochlear implants have a T-coil built in which allows you to receive the signal broadcast directly to your hearing device. If you have not used that function before, please consult your audiologist or hearing professional on how to activate that function (or find out how it can be added). To take advantage of the hearing loop, we encourage you to not sit directly next to a wall to ensure you can hear clearly.
Visual: In the Sanctuary, you can either use the hymnal and bulletin for the songs and responses, or find the texts on the screen at the front of the room. In Crosspoint, all participatory texts are projected on the screens. If you have difficulty in reading the texts, please let us know so we can use better fonts and sizes in the future. We also have large print bulletins available.