Visiting any church for the very first time can be an unnerving experience. We want to put you at ease. Your first visit to the Richland Seventh-day Adventist church, will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and at home! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
What can I expect on my first visit?
Most adults attend the main service at 11:00 am, where they enjoy inspiring music presented by our Worship Team! The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Sergio, or one of our associate pastors. This service is a little over one hour in length. Also, from 9:30 - 10:45 am, there are Bible study groups (CONNECT GROUPS) for every age, including a variety of topics, for adults. These Connect Groups, are smaller group settings where you are invited to meet people and engage in a study and discussion, that is more directly relevant to your age or interests. The best way to get to know people at Richland Adventist Church, is to visit one of these groups.
Where do I take my children?
For children ranging from infants through sixth grade, there are fun, friendly, Bible-centered, interactive, classes from 9:30 - 10:45 am in the children's wing. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make attending church, exciting and memorable for your child. We also have trained, mother's helpers available to sit with you and assist with your little ones, as needed, during the service. Just ask one of the greeters, and they will make certain you are provided with help during the service. There is a mother's room, attached to the Sanctuary, and equipped with changing facilities, bathroom, etc. where you may care for your little ones' needs in privacy, while continuing to enjoy the service.
What about my teens?
Our youth ministries are broken down into two main divisions: Middle School and High School. Most of the teens attend a class from 9:30 - 10:45, and then a worship service the next hour with their parents.
Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No. We don’t invite you to the Richland Adventist church for your offering. We want our service to be our gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
Will there be a meal?
Every Saturday, immediately following the worship service, guests are invited to come enjoy a meal with us, in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome!
What should I wear?
We are very casual here at Richland, so please wear whatever makes you the most comfortable. Come as you are!
If there’s something we missed, just give us a call, (509-946-8807) ask someone when you arrive, or stop at the "Got Questions?" desk, located in the lobby. Whether you’re new to the area and looking for a church home, if it’s been a long time since you’ve attended church at all, or if this is the first time you've checked out a church, we hope your first visit to the Richland Adventist Church will be awesome! We are here to serve you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you’ll feel right at home from the very first moment you step through our doors! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Saturday!