When and where?
Millgrove Bible Church is located at 11517 Genesee St. in Alden, NY. Our Sunday morning service starts at 9:30, with F.A.I.T.H classes (Sunday school) for all ages at 11:10. We also have a Sunday evening service at 6:00 and a Wednesday night prayer meeting at 7:00.
*Note: From the first Sunday in July through Labor Day weekend, our schedule is as follows:
Sunday Morning service: 10:00 AM
Lunch and Lecture 11:45 AM
Wednesday night prayer meeting: 7:00 PM
What do people at Millgrove wear to church?
Millgrove Bible Church does not have a dress code. Each person wears what is comfortable to him or her. On any given Sunday, you will find people wearing shorts and t-shirts sitting next to others who are wearing suits and dresses. Our primary concern at Millgrove Bible Church is the spiritual, not the physical.
What can I expect of the service?
The service at Millgrove Bible Church is about 75 minutes long and the worship is blended, utilizing both new and old songs, usually accompanied by piano or keyboard, sometimes combined with guitar, and occasionally with drums. The sermons are geared toward life-change in Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit and are usually expository. The NIV is used from the pulpit, but we do not have an “official” translation. We encourage everyone to bring a copy of the Word of God, but we do project the text on overhead screens for your convenience.
Is there anything for my children?
At Millgrove Bible Church, we have a fully staffed nursery for infants through potty-trained that runs during the morning service and F.AI.T.H. classes. We also offer Children’s Church (potty-trained through 1st grade) and Junior Church (2nd grade through 5th grade) during the morning service, as well as F.A.I.T.H. classes (Sunday school) for all ages. There is a Bible Study for 6th-12th graders that meets twice a month and a mother’s group, Mommy and Me, that meets once a month for preschoolers and their mothers (see Pastor Josh for more information on both of these). On the first Sunday of each month, we have a family service that is geared for all ages and is used to teach our children about communion. Our biggest event of the year, Vacation Bible School, is all about kids. There are also other smaller events throughout the year.
What if I want to keep my children with me in the service?
We love children at Millgrove Bible Church, and they are always welcome in the service. We know that sometimes children get noisy, and we want you to know that if your children do get noisy, it will probably bother you more than it bothers us. We are currently working on building a crying room at the back of our sanctuary in case you feel the need to make a hasty retreat.
Where should I park?
We are excited to have you join us at Millgrove Bible Church, and we are expecting you. You are free to park anywhere, but we have a several parking spaces reserved for you near the building. They are marked by signs that label them as visitor parking.
Is the building handicap accessible?
Millgrove Bible Church is handicap accessible through the western door closest to the parking lot. Inside this door, you will find an elevator that can take you either floor. We also have several parking spaces that are reserved handicap parking. Please feel free to use these.
How will I know where to go?
In the main foyer, we have several people who will greet you. If you have children, they can take you to the nursery, Children’s Church, and Junior Church rooms. They can also answer any other question you might have. If you find yourself lost with no greeter in sight, ask anyone. People at Millgrove Bible Church are friendly and can direct you anywhere you need to go.
Will I be singled out during the service?
When you arrive at Millgrove Bible Church, you will be greeted by greeters. A number of people will probably stop by your seat and introduce themselves to you. However, you will not be singled out and made to feel uncomfortable during the service. We want you to feel welcome and safe at Millgrove Bible Church.