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What is your service like?
COVID had caused us to move from two services to one service at 10:00am. We offer a mixture of traditional hymns and modern songs led by our worship band. 
 
Is there Bible School?
At the moment, due to COVID restrictions, we’re offering one Bible School class for adults at 9:00am. It meets in the lower (shaded) part of the parking lot. Bring a lawn chair and join this terrific 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?
Normally we have a great children’s program, though COVID restrictions have necessitated putting them on hold for the time being. We are having family worship at the moment, where children worship with their parents. When COVID restrictions allow, we will resume our wonderful children’s classes.
 
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. Stan is 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.
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.