My First Visit to Granite
Visiting any church for the very first time can be a tough experience. Where to go? What to wear? What time to show up? What's here for my kids? What can I expect? These and many more questions surface. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Granite Baptist will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and "at home"! Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
1. Finding and Navigating the Church buildings
We are located on Oakwood Road in Glen Burnie, Maryland, about a block north of Highway 100. You can click here for directions. When you pull into the parking lot, you'll notice two buildings. The one on the far left is the main Church building. That would be the best place to enter. As you go in, look to your right and you'll see our welcome desk. There should be several smiling faces to greet you. They can point you in the right direction.
2. Finding Nurseries and Classes
Our campus has a lot of buildings, which to a guest can seem overwhelming at first. It's not as complicated as it looks, and we would like to help you find the appropriate nurseries and classes for every person in your family. Please visit the welcome desk located in the lobby of the church building for assistance.
3. What's here for my kids?
Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child from birth through high school. At every service on Sunday morning there are safe, clean, and well staffed nurseries for children three years old and under. Mothers will receive a pager so that the nursery attendants can easily contact you if there is a need. For children four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child. Students seventh grade through twelfth grade will enjoy their own special Sunday School class.
4. What's the Sunday schedule?
There are two Sunday morning services, 8:30 and 10:45, with Sunday School in the middle at 9:45. Some people attend the 8:30 service and then stay for Sunday School, while others come for Sunday School at 9:45 and stay for the 10:45 service. We also provide a 2:30 pm service for out Spanish speaking folks!
5. What's on the schedule for adults, and what should I expect?
Most adults attend one worship service where they enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music of the choir, orchestra, and soloists. The music is followed by a clear, helpful, and encouraging Bible message. This service is a little over one hour in length. However, the best way to get to know people at Granite Baptist Church is to visit one of the six adult Bible classes.
6. How should I dress?
There is not a dress code at Granite Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” attire; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Granite Baptist.
7. Are there services at other times?
Yes. We have a Sunday evening service that begins at 6:00 p.m. Again, in this service you will enjoy a helpful message from the Bible. We also meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for a mid-week Bible study. If you can't be our guest on Sunday morning, we hope you'll visit with us during another service time.
8. Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No. We don't invite you to Granite Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in the offering.
If there's something we missed on this list, just give us a call or ask someone when you arrive. Whether you're new to the area and looking for a church home, or if it's been a long time since you've attended church at all, we hope your first experience at Granite Baptist will be a good one. We exist to serve the Lord and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you'll feel right at home from the very first moment you walk in the door. Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday.