Visiting a church for the very first time can be a tough experience. Where should I go? What should I wear? What time should I show up? What’s here for my kids? What can I expect? These questions,and many more, surface. We would like to put you at ease. Your first visit to GLBC will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. You wil experience inspiring music, powerful preaching, and a friendly atmosphere. it is our goal at Gospel Light to make every visitor feel at home.Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
1. "Where Are You?" We are located on the intersection of Davis Avenue and Bergen Avenue in Kearny. We are just minutes from the NJ Turnpike and Interstate 280.
2. "What is available for our children?" There is something special for every child from the nursery through sixth grade! On Sunday morning there is safe, clean, and well-staffed nursery care for those two years of age and younger. If you are the mother of an infant, you will receive a notification so that the nursery attendants can easily contact you if there is a need. For children three years old through third 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.
3. "What Are The Services Like?"
On Sunday mornings, you can participate in encouraging and uplifting music, as well as enjoy inspiring music from soloists and special groups. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Swiatkowski. Each service is just a little over one hour in length. We also have a Sunday evening service that begins at 6:30 PM. Again, in this service you’ll enjoy the special music as well as a challenging and helpful message from Pastor Swiatkowski. We also meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM for a Bible study. We would enjoy having you come and visit us during any of the service times.
4. "How Should I Dress?"
There is not a dress code at Gospel Light Baptist for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional 'Sunday' dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at GLBC. We encourage you to come dressed to worship the Lord.
5. "Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?"
No! We don’t invite you to Gospel Light 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 as a guest.
If there’s something we missed on this list, just give us a call at (201) 998-4690 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 visit at Gospel Light Baptist Church will be a great experience! We want to serve you and your family. We are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope to meet you this Sunday!