901 Ely Blvd South, Petaluma, CA 94954

(707) 762-5386 - Pastor Lockman pastor@livingwordpetaluma.com

Visitor Information

We hope this page will answer some of the questions you might have before you visit our church. This guide exists to help you, our guest, as you consider visiting our congregation.

What should I wear?

Our members and visitors dress in a variety of ways.  Some come in their favorite pair of jeans and a comfortable t-shirt.  Others prefer to go “business casual” with khakis and a polo shirt.  Still others enjoy wearing their “Sunday best” and pull out their dresses or suits.

Will my children be welcome at worship?

We welcome people of all ages at our worship services. Many of our families with young children prefer to sit towards the back, so they can easily move to the narthex area if need be. We also have a kids room with some toys and books.

What can I expect during worship?

The worship service is printed out each week in our worship folder, which you will receive as you enter the sanctuary. All the congregation’s spoken or sung “responses” can be found in the worship folder. You’ll also find the Scripture lessons and the sermon information for the day.

What about the offering?

Our members bring offerings to God through their church. These offerings give them the opportunity not only to show love to Christ, but also to support the work of the congregation as we bring the Good News of Christ’s love to more people. Since offerings are gifts of love for God, no one can dictate what an individual is to give.

Living Word passes an offering plate during the service (following the sermon) so that our worship may include bringing gifts to God. Many of our members use offering envelopes to keep their gifts a private matter known only to the Lord.

As our guest, we do not expect you to contribute an offering, nor do we want to pressure you into doing so. You may wish to learn more about our ministry before bringing your offerings to God through our church, but you are welcome to participate as your heart leads you to give.