Frequently Asked Questions
What time is Sunday worship?
Where do you meet?
In the Seventh Day Adventist church building, 6317 Sunset Lake Rd., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (map)
Is Nursery provided?
Yes, we have a nursery for infants and toddlers 6 weeks – 3 years old.
Is there a Children’s Ministry?
Yes! Children ages 4 years old – 5th grade are excused at the end of Praise and Worship to enjoy REZKIDZ Children’s Church and they return to the service during Announcements, just prior to Holy Communion.
Do you have a Youth Ministry?
YES! For students grades 6th – 12th, they meet on Sunday afternoons
What should I wear?
You will see everything from “Sunday best” to jeans and t-shirts. Please be comfortable and worship with us!
What kind of music is included in the service?
We worship with a blended style of ancient hymns and modern worship songs.
How do you celebrate Holy Communion?
Holy Communion is the climax of our Sunday worship, when we come to receive from the Lord. It is a physical demonstration of our relationship with Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We believe that the presence of Christ is given to us in the bread and wine as we receive them in faith; however, the nature of Christ’s presence remains a mystery. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion at CTR regardless of denomination.
At the proper time, we come forward to receive both the wine and bread. Please take the bread and dip it into the cup of wine, or consume the bread and then lightly grasp the bottom rim of the Chalice to receive the wine. If for some reason you cannot receive the elements, please let the Celebrant know and he will pray a blessing over you instead. The glass chalice is for “dipping” (intinction) only and contains non-alcoholic wine for children and anyone else who would prefer it.
What do you believe about baptism?
Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives. It is the first step in response to the love God makes known to us in Jesus Christ.
In Scripture, baptism has many meanings, including:
- Forgiveness and cleansing from sin (Acts 22:16);
- Belonging to and being identified with Jesus Christ (Rom 6:3);
- Sharing in the death and resurrection of Christ (Rom 6: 3-5; Col 2:12);
- The gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38);
- New birth to adoption as God’s child (Gal 3:26);
- Membership of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13)
At CTR, in accordance with the history and practice of Christians since the earliest days, the practice of Baptism of “young children” is to be retained where parents (and godparents or sponsors) are willing and able, in all conscience, to:
- Affirm and profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior;
- Affirm the Trinitarian faith of the Church;
- Promise to bring up their baptised children within the fellowship, prayer and worship of the local congregation through regular attendance and participation.
This is better known as “Christian Family Baptism.” Scripturally, there is no such thing as “infant baptism.” It is our belief that casual (sometimes known as indiscriminate) Baptism, especially of young children, is inappropriate.
We also affirm and respect the preference of some parents who wish to leave the Baptism of their children until later years (this is entirely consistent with Scripture).
In the case of adults and older children who come for Baptism, we encourage, as far as is practically possible, Baptism by immersion. (The meaning of the Greek verb “baptizo” implies submersion in water, and it is probable that Jesus himself received the Baptism of John by this mode.)
If you are interested in Baptism for you or a family member, would like to know more about preparing for Baptism, or if you have questions or concerns – we would love to talk with you about it! Please contact the Rev. Bill Steinberg.