Before service, both campuses:
Buna Cafe coffee hour opens 30 minutes before each service; 8:45 AM and 10:15 in Eugene, and also 10:15 on the Junction City Campus. Come enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and maybe meet someone new!
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WILLAMETTE?
John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." This verse is the Gospel in a nutshell and at Willamette, we are all about the Good News. As Christians, we believe in an almighty and AWESOME God who loves us so much that He sent His son (Jesus) to die for our sins. At Willamette, we seek to know this loving God, and we believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We also take John seriously when he says, "Whoever believes in him (Jesus) will not perish but have eternal life." this is Good News, friends. VERY GOOD NEWS!
WHY DO WE SING SO MUCH?
Luke 10:27 says, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind." Worship is an expression of this love. If you are someone who reserved singing for the car or the shower, don't worry - you're not alone. This tie of praise is not about you, your neighbor, or even the music. It's all about God. Singing is an act of our devotion and praise. No matter how bad (or good) we sound, whether you lift your hands, sit, stand, or clap...worshipping together brings glory to God and that is why we sing!
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Nope! We are a "come as you are" kind of church, so whether you are in jeans, your Sunday best, Birkenstocks or heels - as long as you are dressed, you are dressed just right! Seriously!
WHY DO WE MEET ON SUNDAYS?
Great question! Christ's resurrection took place on a Sunday morning, so we gather together on the first day of the week to celebrate and worship. Traditionally, the Sabbath was Saturday (the last day of the week), because on the final day of creation God rested (Genesis 2:3). But, after Jesus rose from the grave, Paul and the early church started meeting on the first day of the week: Sunday.
WHAT HAPPENS ON A NORMAL SUNDAY?
Sundays at 9:15 and 10:45 AM in Eugene, and 10:45 AM in Junction City.
We sing and worship together and then hear a message from the Bible that encourages us in our growth in Christ.
We don't take an offering during the service, but the opportunity is always available as you exit the auditorium each Sunday. If you are visiting for the first time, please just be our guest with no pressure to give. We are honored that you chose to worship with us.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
Currently our Kids Ministries is open for age 2- 5th grade. Check-in begins at 10:30 through our secure Kids Check-in Stations in the Kids wing. Middle and High School students remain in the main services with us on Sundays, and are invited to join us on Wednesday nights for a time of fun and solid teaching in the Word. Click here for more information on what's available for the Next Generation!
CAN MY KIDS STAY WITH ME?
We understand that sometimes for kids, and for parents, visiting a new church can be scary. We want to encourage your family that children of any age are welcome to stay in the main service Sunday mornings with their parents. We would also like to encourage you that you can come and visit our classes designed just for your kids to discover and develop their own personal relationship with Jesus and with others. Our first desire is that your family is comfortable here at Willamette.
WHAT ABOUT PARKING?
Eugene Campus: We have a large parking lot with spaces encompassing our campus. On Sundays, the easiest place to park and enter is in our front parking lot on the right, just off 18th.
Junction City Campus: Our parking lot here is more restricted, but there is street parking available. We encourage those parking on the streets to do their best to respect and honor the neighbors in the community.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
At Willamette you will find an environment with authentic worship, real people, and legitimate Bible-based teaching. Our hope is that it will challenge you to discover who Jesus is and who we are in Him, as well as develop a personal relationship with God. We all have God given gifts and desire to deploy these gifts into the church and community, and to demonstrate Christ's love by investing in genuine relationship with Jesus and with one another.
When you visit us, stop by the Connect Center in the Lobby on both campuses. There will be someone there to help answer any questions you have about Willamette or about your next steps in your walk with Jesus.