What to Expect at Coolwater

We know that church can be an intimidating place to visit—especially if you don’t know what to expect. We want you to feel comfortable.

All are welcome here, and all means all. You are invited to come as you are. Our worship services are casual and energetic, and our messages are relevant.

Know that you are invited to participate in the service to the degree you feel comfortable, including receiving communion. Everyone who seeks to follow Jesus has a place at the Table. We hope that through visiting with us, you will experience the hope, love and joy that comes from a community of people who love Jesus.

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Here's what you can expect to experience any given Sunday at Coolwater...

  • Music

    Music is at the heart of our worship. We are blessed with a variety of extremely talented musicians who work hard to provide a truly blended worship service. Our music selections range from old hymns which connect us with all of the voices who have worshipped throughout the ages, to contemporary songs which bring new energy and life to our worship today. Coolwater's worship team is comprised of a Pianist, Vocalists, Guitarist, and Drummer. If you would be interested in sharing your own talents with us, please contact us.

  • Time for young Disciples

    Children first begin their worship experience with everyone in the sanctuary, enjoying "A Time for Young Disciples" with a leader before leaving to engage in a Worship and Wonder experience connecting children with God. 

    Children in Coolwater's Nursery hear Bible stories each week before enjoying a time to play together under excellent adult supervision. The unique Nursery space looks o ut large windows onto the front of the church property providing a welcoming space for our youngest disciples.

  • Pastor Rick Gates

    a relevant message

    Bringing the Gospel to life is an essential mission for Coolwater. We believe the word of God is living, breathing and moving in our world today. Our sermons help bring this word to life and will push you to grow spiritually. Come and hear the word of God proclaimed each week. You can watch or listen to recent worship services on the Live Stream Worship Services page.

  • Communion

    We are a people of an open Table. Since our very beginnings as Disciples of Christ we have had one unifying belief: everyone is welcome at the Table. No matter what. It doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter where you have been. The Table of grace and love is set for you; come each week and receive.

  • A time for Offering

    We know to give an offering means more than to simply give money. To give an offering means to give to God a piece of ourselves, to give is a recognition of the blessings God has given to us. Our offering is a response to those blessings. We give each week as faithful stewards of our time, talent and treasures to help build up the Kingdom of God right here and right now. You can learn about ways to support Coolwater financially on our Donate page.

  • Invitation to membership

    We are Gospel people seeking to follow Jesus each week just a little bit more closely. We are people of God seeking each week to hear God just a little bit more clearly. We are people of the Spirit seeking each week to be brought to life a little bit more. This is our journey at Coolwater. To join this journey all you need to do is stand and proclaim your desire to walk with us, learn with us, and follow God with us. If you have any questions about membership, please contact the church office.

  • "Go Now in Peace"

    At the end of the worship service we join hands and sing. We sing a song that has been a part of us since our very first worship service. Together we raise our voices, together we remind one another we are not alone, together we call for God's peace to fill our world and lives once again. It is the perfect way to end worship. 

  • Coolwater Cafe

    The food is awesome, the fellowship is better. Stick around during the 11 am hour to fill yourself with great food, awesome coffee and moving connections. Coolwater Cafe is a way to instantly get connected to the community. You are welcome and encouraged to stay. Our leaders are waiting to meet you and hear your story. 

    (Our Cafe is currently closed)

    When you're ready, come and visit Coolwater!