Please note: Due to COVID our service times/venues may not be like they have been previously. We appreciate your understanding as we try to continue to monitor what is happening around us and navigate how our ministry happens in this ever changing environment.
What do people wear at Bible EFC?
We don't have a particular dress code. Feel free to wear what is comfortable, but please keep in mind that we have a desire to always be honoring and respectful of one another.
What does it look like to come to a worship service right now?
We have live worship, our first service has a children's message (that way it is part of our live-stream), we have communion the first Sunday of the month, and a message from one of our Pastors or our Youth Director. We are keeping them about an hour at this time. Our sanctuary is set up different right now. We currently have chairs and tables spaced to allow more distance between families and individuals and we are not having our sanctuary at capacity.
What does it mean to a service to be a Video Venue Service?
Our Video Venue service consists of live worship, one of our Pastoral staff members present and the message that was given live in the morning service is played. It can be a more laid back atmosphere.
What do I do with my children?
Families are always welcome to worship together as a family. Some of our services may have additional options for children to attend. Please refer to the Services section for those details. We have a small cry room off the sanctuary for nursing mothers & families of younger children. There are also a couple seating areas in our foyer if you'd prefer.
To keep children safe, a parent sign-in is required. Families will need to stop and check in and receive a nametag for their child prior to heading into the gym for Sunday School or the nursery. New families will be asked to register their child before they head in. The check in attendant will lock the gym door about 20 minutes after the service begins. If you show up after the attendant goes to service, please ring the doorbell and a volunteer will great you and help you get checked in.
Will I be welcomed or singled out as a newcomer?
You are always welcome! There is a good chance you'll be greeted when you enter. We will not ask you to stand during our service. As a newcomer, you are encouraged to fill out a Connection Card. This will allow us to get to know you and you'll be able to sign up to receive emails and our monthly newsletters.
What about communion?
We have open communion at Bible EFC. If you have received Jesus Christ as your personal savior and are walking in fellowship with God, we invite you to participate. We are currently using pre-sealed wafer and juice, it can be found at the main sanctuary entrance.
Will I be asked to give money to Bible EFC?
We will never press you to give. We are not currently passing an offering plate during services due to COVID. We do have an offering drop box inside both sanctuary entrances for in person donations. You are welcome to mail a check to 625 W Veterans St. Tomah, WI 54660 or visit our Give section for online giving or our direct contribution sheet.