What to Expect

Whether you aren’t sure about your faith, are taking your first steps toward a relationship with God or are growing in your faith, you are welcome here. We know it’s not easy visiting a church for the first time. You’re not quite sure what to expect and you probably have a lot of questions. We at Stepping Stones want to give you the best experience possible.


Here’s some information that should help:
    • When are services?
    • What should I wear?
    • How do I get there?
    • What happens when I arrive?
    • What is the service like?
    • What about my kids?
    • Any other questions?

When are services?

We have one service every Sunday at 10:30 AM. The service lasts approximately 60 minutes. Our cafe opens at 10:00 AM. We have Panera’s pastries, bagel, and bread, along with coffee and bottled water. You can enjoy the refreshments throughout the morning.


What should I wear?

Whatever you want! We welcome jeans, t-shirts, ties, tuxedos…you get the idea. Come as you are. 


How do I get there?

Stepping Stones meets at 848 Science Park Road in State College PA. We are near the intersection of Science Park Road and Circleville Road on the western side of State College. Directions via Google Maps


What happens when I arrive?
As you enter Stepping Stones, you will be greeted by one of our friendly greeters, who will hand you a worship program and help direct you around the building or answer any questions you have. While you wait for the service to begin, feel free to enjoy the music, read about upcoming events up on the screens, and complete as much information as you feel comfortable sharing on the Connection Card in your program (which we’ll collect toward the end of the service). And don’t forget to stop by our cafe stocked full of goodies from Panera Bread!


What is the service like? 

First of all, you won’t be pointed out or made to feel uncomfortable in any way. You will have a meaningful, stress-free experience…and you’ll have a lot of fun!


Each service is about 60 minutes. After a short welcome and some quick announcements, you will get to enjoy some modern worship music. We’ll have the words to each song up on the screen, so you can sing as much as you feel comfortable! 


After the music, you be taught and challenged with a Biblical message. Each message is approximately 25-35 minutes long and takes eternal Biblical principles and applies them to your life in some very real and practical ways. We will provide you with message notes with all of the Bible verses we will be reading and a pen so you can take notes. That way you can review what you learned later in the week. (You can also listen to previous messages HERE)


What about my kids?

We want the time your children spend at Stepping Stones to be the best hour of their week! All children–from birth to 5th grade–are invited to join us in a fun, interactive environment where our team of trained volunteers creates a fun, safe, and loving environment. Your child will want to come back every week!
Nursery (0 – Age 3) is provided throughout the morning. Our nursery workers will care for your little ones during the service. You can check in on them if you like, or they can text you if any issues arise.
DownStreet Kidz (Pre K-5th grade) will start with their parents in the worship service and will be dismissed after the music to their own time of teaching and activities.

Any other questions?

Was there something we forgot? Feel free to email us at office@steppingstoneschurch.net if you need any more information. We hope to see you soon!