CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA
One of the hardest things for me about the “moving” military life is having to search AGAIN for a place to worship with my family. It’s an exhausting and time-consuming process because you generally have to wait a week before you can try a different one. Whether temple, synagogue, mosque or church, finding a place to go that meets your needs can be tough. I’ve been here for 7 months and have been to 4 different services. I’ll tell you about those, but mostly, I’m hoping you’ll comment and tell us where you go and what it’s like. Maybe we can help each other speed up the search!
So these are the places I’ve attended:
The Harbor — Fridays, 6pm. Style: Mildly contemporary. Format: Potluck, Coffee Shop time, Service. Kids: Room for the kids to play during the service and a class for 3-6 year-olds during the service.
OIC Seventh-day Adventist Church — Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm. Style: Traditional. Format: Children’s classes & adult class before main service which begins at 11am. Kids: Class before and children’s story during the service.
Calvary Chapel — Sundays, 8:30am & 10:30am. Style: Contemporary. Format: Services happen twice on Sundays with children’s classes running concurrently with main adult service. Kids: Have their own service but are welcome with their parents in the main service (rows reserved in the back).
Project 196 — Sundays, 7pm. Style: Contemporary. Format: No classes, just main service. Kids: Welcome to sit with their families — no separate child care. UNFORTUNATELY, this service is going to be canceled after this Sunday night (Nov 25).
Please tell us where you go and fill us in — even if I’ve already mentioned it!