Center Church is home to all kinds of people: people who have been in church forever, and those who have never set foot inside a church. Both find a comfortable place and a family here. We would be honored to meet you.
Totally honest - we just enjoy time together. Sunday mornings for our worship time is our most common - and our biggest - gathering. It is also the time most people plan a visit.
When you arrive, the first thing you need to know is the front door is on the back side of the building. Yeah, it's weird. But the place was originally built to be Wyatt's Cafeteria back in the 80s. We park on the south side, and enter through the doors on the east side. Sunday mornings, you'll usually find someone there to meet you.
Once you're inside the door, we can help you find Kid Check or the coffee - depending on your level or need and morning priority.
Music-driven worship is one of our favorite things! Music has a way of ushering us into places more easily than we can do on our own. Celebration music may drive us to dance. Music of lament may bring tears. Music has a way of helping us express what is in our heart, that otherwise struggles to find expression.
Sometimes, finding a new church means finding new music, which is great... except for the whole learning new music part of it. So to help you along, we maintain a playlist of some of our favorite music. When we pick up a new favorite, we add it to this playlist. And (best part) we have shared that list of favorites in the playlist below. We hope it will be useful to you both as you're learning the songs, and in your own time of worship at home or in the car. Ultimately, we hope that you can enter into a conversation with God more easily because you don't have to worry so much about an unfamiliar melody.
Below are three versions of the same list, published on different apps. (Spotify, Apple Music and youtube.) Once you are logged into your own account in one of these apps, you can save the playlist to your own library and have it handy. (Pro Tip: Depending on your connectivity, the playlist may or may not automatically update as we add new songs. You might want to return here from time to time and re-save.)
Dress is comfortable, so wear what you'd like. Most people in our congregation are wearing casual clothes - jeans or slacks, maybe a casual dress. (Nobody wears a suit.)
Service usually begins with our music-driven worship time, which is mostly contemporary worship songs. After a commercial break, the second half of worship service includes a message brought by our pastor, an elder, staff, member or a friend.
If you're bringing some little ones with you, they are welcome to join the kids in Center Kids. They are also welcome to stay with you in worship service - entirely up to you. There is more information on available on our Center Kids page.
Sunday is a great place to visit, but there is so much more to being a follower of Jesus than the corporate worship on Sunday mornings. We encourage you to find other opportunities to grow in your understanding of God, His love for you, and to grow in your relationship with Him. Small groups are great for that! You might want to start with a Connect Group or a Get To Know Us a Lunch. When you're ready for more information, holler at our Connections Coordinator. She really would love to help you find those connections. (See what we did there?)
Center is located in the old Cimarron Plaza shopping center. We are just north of the Stillwater High School, on Boomer Road.
If you're new to Stillwater, you might not know yet that Main Street and Washington merge into the same road as you drive north in the north-central part of town. This conglomerate road is called Boomer Road, as it runs along the west side of Boomer Lake.