Chapel Etiquette


“But the Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth keep silent before Him.”  Habakkuk 2:20

You are now seated in God’s house.  If at no other time, now is the time when you should experience a “different” closeness. We are here to give praise, honor and glory to our Maker, our Creator, and our Friend.  

Therefore, you are expected to:

  • Arrive on time.
  • Begin seating from the wall end of the pew and fill in toward the aisle.  This will avoid others having to cross over you.
  • Put books and bags on the floor in front of you to make room for others.
  • Turn off or silence all cell phones.  
  • Do not text-message. Text-messaging will distract you from hearing God’s message to you.  Your friends can wait.  A connection with God is more urgent.
  • Please refrain from idle talking during the service.  Not only you do not hear the message, but your talking also keeps others from hearing and enjoying it.
  • Do not walk while the prayer is given or while Scripture is read.
  • Please do not chew gum and eat during the services.
  • Dress appropriately.  No doo-rags, scarves, hats, bandannas, flip-flops, sagging pants, mini skirts, revealing blouses.  Give God your best.  
  • Assume an attitude of worship - focus, listen, pray, sing.

At the end of the service, please:

  • Leave your cultural enrichment slips in a stack at the aisle end of the pew. Do not leave your slip in the songbook!
  • Leave the song books in a neat pile at the aisle end of the pew.
  • The front right hand section should exit through the hallway and door to the right.
  • The front left hand section should exit through the door to the left.
  • The back right and back left hand sections should exit through the main entrance.
  • If we practice a little patience and move swiftly row by row, this will avoid a “traffic jam” in the aisle and everyone will dismiss more quickly.
  • Remember:  God is watching you.  He knows, sees and hears EVERYTHING.