The answers provided below to these frequently asked questions should help you feel more comfortable joining us for a Sunday service.
How early should I arrive?
We encourage you to arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to the start of either of our services to take part in our pre-service Catalyst Café. The café offers coffee, tea, bottled water, apple juice, bagels and fruit. It will also offer you time to connect with others. We will open the theatre for seating 10 minutes before each service starts and encourage everyone to find a seat with their friends and family in the theatre prior to the start of the service. Seats are available on a first come basis once the theatre is opened.
Where do I park?
Street parking is often available within walking distance of our 417 West State Street location in The Kitchen Theatre. There are also plenty of parking spaces available in the VFW parking lot next to the Kitchen Theatre off West Green Street. Please do not park immediately adjacent to the VFW building as those spaces are reserved for VFW members only.
What should I wear?
We dress casually at Catalyst and want you to feel comfortable in your attire when you join us for a service. The majority of those who attend are in t-shirts and jeans rather than coats and ties or dresses and heels. In the summer you will also see some of us in shorts and sandals. Bottom line: we are more concerned with people than we are with how they dress.
How long are your services?
Our services last approximately 1 hour, but you are welcome to spend time before and after the service getting to know us.
What about my kids?
Catalyst Kids takes place right next door to the Kitchen Theatre at the VFW. Children go to the second floor that is a great room. We create age specific environments for children from toddler to 12 years of age. Your child will experience bible-based teaching, music, crafts, and other fun activities designed to introduce them to a life-changing journey of loving God and following Jesus. Catalyst Kids is also led by volunteers who show up every Sunday to care for and love on your child. We utilize a check-in system that ensures a safe environment for your child and also allows for efficient drop-off and pick up for parents. Catalyst Kids opens at 30 minutes before each service for drop-off.
What happens at a service?
The service will consist of 30 minutes of music and announcements followed by a 30 minute message.
What am I expected to do?
You won’t be asked to do anything other than to stand for the first worship song, so relax and enjoy the service.
Do I have to bring anything?
No, but you are welcome to bring a Bible (or your smart phone with a Bible App) and something to take notes with you you’d like. You may also want to download our Catalyst Vineyard App to stay connected with our community or use your smart phone to give to the church on-line or with a text message via PushPay.
Will there be music?
When you arrive at The Kitchen Theatre you will probably hear the sound of our Catalyst Worship Team preparing to lead us in 4 songs with instruments such as a guitar, piano, and drums. The music is contemporary in style and easy to sing along with. If you don’t know the words, they will be projected on a large flat screen TV to help you follow along.
Will I be expected to give money at the service?
We do not expect guests to give to Catalyst and to make sure you feel comfortable in our intimate theatre-seating environment you’ll notice we do not collect an offering. For those who do want to give to Catalyst you’ll find a popcorn bucket located at our welcome table where you can complete the information on an envelope and leave a check or cash donation. Online giving with your smartphone is simple, safe and secure via web or text using Pushpay through the Catalyst Vineyard app.