Here’s what you can expect at our weekly worship services.
ACC meets to worship God every Sunday (9:30am & 11:15am) at the Astoria Center of Israel Synagogue. This is a beautiful building that has been part of our neighborhood for over 75 years. Yes, it might seem a bit strange to some to have a Christian worship service in a Synagogue, but we are very grateful to the ACI congregation for allowing us to rent such a great space on Sundays in the heart of Astoria, Queens, NY.
The worship at ACC is centered on the proclamation of Scripture, the Word of God. The sermons seek to expound the meaning of the day’s text, highlighting Jesus Christ as the central focus of the whole Bible.
There is no dress code at ACC, so come worship God however you feel comfortable. Most of the congregation dresses pretty casually, but a few of us “dress up” from time to time. We encourage you to bring your Bible to church, but if you are unable to, all the Scripture passages will be printed for you in the worship program that is handed out. If you don't have a Bible we would be glad to give you one for free. Just ask!
We are a church that welcomes everyone. Our congregation consists of people from many different backgrounds and nationalities. We have a great mix of singles, married couples, senior citizens and we are very “kid-friendly." During the school year, we have Children's Church for ages 4-7 at both services. During each worship service, year round, excellent childcare is provided for infants through age 3. You are certainly welcome to keep your child with you if you want; we don’t mind a little noise.
Singing praise to God is an important part of our worship service. Our music is led by gifted musicians from the congregation. At 9:30am we have a liturgical service using traditional hymns and contemporary songs, while at 11:15am we offer a contemporary-style worship service.
Every Sunday we gather at the Lord’s Table to take Communion together. You don’t have to be a member of ACC to participate. Any baptized believer in Christ who belongs to a church that teaches the gospel is invited to partake.