What are your different services about?
At Cherry Avenue we provide two worship services. At 8:45a.m. we offer traditional worship. Our contemporary worship service meets at 11:00a.m. Both services meet in the auditorium.
Is there anything for me to do while my kids are in Bible School?
Yes, we offer a variety of Adult Bible Classes during the 10:00 Bible School hour. You can pick or choose whatever suits you or one of our friendly volunteers will help direct you to a class.
What should I wear?
Our dress code is simple–come in what you would feel comfortable in. Wear whatever you normally wear. It’s your call. We have two different services and the contemporary service is the more casual, but we have people who come to the traditional service dressed casually as well. Jeans are fine. We don’t believe that dressing formally was something Jesus was concerned about, so we aren’t either. Enough said!
Do you have childcare at Cherry Avenue?
Cherry Avenue has much more than childcare! During all services we offer a safe and secure place for infants and toddlers, as well as high-energy, age-appropriate programs for children aged 24 months through 5th grade. We highly value the opportunity to provide an environment where your child can learn about Jesus and His love for them. Check out the Children’s page and see the different events our youth sponsors have planned for them.
If I have questions who do I call?
Just call the church office (434-977-1515) and our office manager will direct you to the right staff person to answer your questions. Scott, & Stan are always happy to assist you in answering your questions or help you sort through any spiritual or life issues.
Once I arrive, where do I go and how do I get in?
There is limited parking on Cherry Avenue and from there the double glass doors are accessible we ask that those spots are used for those who need wheelchair access or cannot walk up stairs. Most use the parking lot on the side of the building or in back.
I see you have an exciting children’s program. What do you have going for the teenagers?
Teens are very important at Cherry Avenue. Our youth sponsors have them participating in a variety of activities, mission trips, and retreats. Our youth can also serve in other areas of ministry at Cherry Avenue. Check out the Youth Page for what’s going on now.
When I get there what will the service be like?
What do I need to know so I don’t look conspicuous?
Will I be pointed out as a first time guest? Will I be made to feel awkward, embarrassed, and uncomfortable?
Do I sound neurotic for asking all these questions? All valid concerns!
I have attended other churches that I thought were non denominational only to find out that they were part of a denomination. Is Cherry Avenue a part of some denominational structure?
Cherry Avenue is an Independent Christian Church which means that we’re affiliated with a larger group of churches called Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. There are more than 5000 churches within our fellowship nationally.
As an Independent Christian Church, we’re not responsible to a governing denominational board. Each Independent Christian Church is governed locally by leaders within the local congregation. A recent New York Times study showed that non-denominational independent Christian Churches are the fastest growing group of churches in America. We feel a part of that is because we’re not trying to bring people into a denomination, but connect them to Jesus Christ. Our aim is simply to help people get on the avenue to Christ.
What if I decide to join Cherry Avenue? What do I need to do?
Obviously, we want everyone to be a part of Cherry Avenue’s mission, but we also want them to completely understand what we’re about in the process. We offer a three week course called ‘Cross-Training’ which explains what we believe, how we do things at Cherry Avenue, and what it means to be a member. Cross-Training is offered at regularly scheduled times during the year, Check the schedule at the hub for the next episode of Cross-Training.