Services

Worship is a celebration and spiritual encounter with God which provides opportunities for people to be nurtured and encouraged. Ashland’s worship service is at 10:30 am, offers a mix of the music worship team, piano, and organ, soloists and small groups.

Communion is offered on the first Sunday of the month. All believers are invited to partake. Those who are unable to attend worship are welcome to contact the church office and request Home Communion.

Children and Youth are welcome in worship. Children’s Bibles are in each pew, and activity binders are available during worship. Weekly children’s messages are delivered to children during the second service, and there is childcare available for children under six during worship and Sunday School.  Children and youth are actively involved in services as liturgists, ushers, and musicians.

Music is a valued way of praising God at Ashland Church, through the praise team, chancel choir, and other talented musicians. On the second Sunday of each month, guest musicians share their talents, such as The Chesapeake Wind Ensemble and Pandemic Steel Drum Band.

Highlights of this year’s worship experiences include:

  – The use of prayer stations to involve all generations in “hands-on” activities

 – A stewardship service with the release of dozens of white “dreams for Ashland” balloons inside the sanctuary;

 – The use of technology to enrich worship with videos, recordings, and pictures, projected onto screens in the sanctuary.

 – An outdoor service held in the Ridge Pavilion at Oregon Ridge followed by a community picnic and games.

 – Ashland members who have traveled on mission trips to Cuba, Guatemala, and a North Dakota Indian reservation shared reflections of their experiences during worship services

 – A multi-media production of Joseph Martin’s, “Celebration of Carols,” featuring the chancel choir, members of the praise team, and with projected pictures synchronized to the music.