This Sunday: What To Expect

Thinking about visiting on a Sunday morning? We’d love to see you!

You can see the plan for our upcoming worship service here. (The plan is updated as the week progresses, and is generally finalized on Thursday. This link will always reflect the latest changes.)

TIME & LOCATION

Time: 9:30-10:45 am
Location:
Cornerstone Christian Academy
355 N. Cross St.
Sycamore, IL 60178
Location Details

We meet in the auditorium at Cornerstone Christian Academy. After you park, make your way to the entrance off the back corner of the parking lot (you’ll see everyone else walking that way too…)

Our welcome table is located front and center when you arrive, and our greeters will gladly answer any of your questions or get you pointed in the right direction.

OUR FORMAT

Our Sunday worship service is a blend of contemporary and traditional. A typical service includes worship music, prayer, communion (usually on the first weekend of the month), and expository preaching. We have child care and children’s Sunday School available during the service (see details below), but we do not have adult Sunday School or other classes on Sunday mornings.

We don’t have a dress code. Some of us put on our “Sunday Best”; some of us wear our favorite jeans.

SERMON SERIES

Here is a link to our most recent sermons.

WORSHIP MUSIC

We sing a variety of songs on Sunday mornings. We enjoy both the old hymns of the faith–sometimes in a fairly traditional style, sometimes with updated music–as well as newer songs from the likes of Sovereign Grace Music, Indelible Grace, and the Getty’s (to name a few).

FAMILY CARE

You are welcome to keep your children with you for the entire service, or you can choose to have your children participate in our children’s activities.

From June through August, we have Nursery (for children 0-2) available all service long, and Child Care (for children 2 through Kindergarten) available during the sermon.

From September through May, we have Nursery (for children 0-2) available all service long, and Sunday School (for children 2 through 6th grade) available during the sermon.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

(children 2 years – 6th grade)
Our Children’s Sunday School classes follow a curriculum built around The Gospel Story Bible, a children’s Bible that connects all parts of the Bible to the Good News of Jesus. The curriculum moves through the Bible from start to finish. Parents, we will have a lesson list available to you for the entire school year, so you always know what your children are learning. All of the grades will learn the same story in age-appropriate ways.

The Gospel Story Bible is a wonderful resource you can have and use at home. There is a companion family devotional, Long Story Short, that has five ten-minute child-friendly devotionals per week. These devotionals track through the Gospel Story Bible and the Sunday School curriculum, reinforcing at home what is being learned in Sunday’s lesson. You may purchase either or both of these resources online, or you may inquire to directly purchase them from church. (The Gospel Story Bible = $25 Long Story Short = $20.)

The class breakdowns are:

  • 2 & 3 year olds
  • 4 years – Kindergarten
  • 1st – 3rd Grade
  • 4th – 6th Grade

Classes are based on the child’s age at the beginning of the current school year. Children stay in the same class for the duration of the school year, with the exception of the 2 & 3 year old class. Children move into this class from the nursery as soon as they turn two, and move out of the class as soon as they turn four.