Let's be honest. Coming to church for the first time can be anything from awkward to just plain scary and intimidating. We want to make sure you have all the resources to make your first visit smooth, free of worry, and enjoyable. Below we will try to answer some of the most common questions about coming to church.
At the bottom of this page is a form that you can fill out and tell us a little about yourself and ask any questions we may not have answered. We are looking forward to meeting you!
You might also be ready to get started connecting to the church in more ways than just Sunday morning. We've put together a little guide that will help you intentionally plan the rhythms of church into your weekly calendar. Just click the button to get the guide.
When you arrive you will be greeted by someone at the door. From there you can visit our welcome center and ask any other questions you may have. The entry way can be a bit confusing at first, but after a time or two it's pretty easy to get around. The lobby will be straight ahead on your left. We're not there yet, but we will be having coffee available in the lobby hopefully before 2022 ends. On the right you'll find the sanctuary. Upon entering the sanctuary you will be offered a bulletin. You can choose to sit anywhere you'd like.
We offer children's ministry for ages 0-5th grade on Sunday morning. Our nursery is just past the lobby on the right. Our other kids ministry gatherings are upstairs on the second floor. You can get there a few different ways. Look for the Kids and Check In banners near the entrance. The stairway upstairs is right next to them. You can also use the elevator located near the lobby to go the second floor.
Grade school kids stay in the 10:45 service until after the music and announcements portion of the service. Then they are dismissed to follow our children's ministry leaders to Treasure Seekers. You can find more details by visiting our children's ministry page.
The parking lot can be accessed from both Stow Road and Arndale Road. The senior parking is closer to the Stow Road entrance. The main parking lot is on the Arndale side. You can choose any parking spot you like. The main entrance is under the white overhang on the Arndale side.
We want you to come to church in whatever makes you feel comfortable. We have some who wear jeans and others who wear suitcoats. Our heart is that you will come as you are and let Jesus shape your heart and life.
There are many ways to connect at Stow Alliance. As you'll find by clicking around the website we want to see you take the next best step for you. There are four main ways to connect outside of just attending church. The first is by attending the Alpha Course. The second is by joining a group. The third is by attending a class. The fourth is serving in local and/or global missions.
We also would love to hear from you personally and answer any questions we may have missed. If you fill out the form below, we'll be sure to get back to you as quickly as possible.