We know it’s hard to be new, especially when others seem to know each other. But there are people on the lookout for you, and we hope that you find our welcome to be genuine. We really are glad you’re coming!
Sunridge Community Church is filled with genuine people who are trying to find HELP, HOPE and HOME. Every generation is well represented, and people come to Sunridge from every kind of previous church experience—including many who are trying church for the first time.
Sunridge Community Church is on Winchester Road in Temecula, one mile west of Interstate 15 (Map). You'll see our building on the right, just as you start to climb the coastal range. Some signs will help guide your way.
The first driveway leads to visitor parking, situated right by the main entrance (more visitor spots are on the west side of the building). We want you to feel like our special guests all morning. Please take a visitor spot and follow the crowd toward the main doors. You can’t miss them.
Our First Touch Team and our Auditorium Hosts will greet you a few times before you make your way to a seat. You can engage them as much as you’d like. A Genius (guide) will be waiting as you enter the door, ready to point you in any direction that’s useful. And if you want, you’ll see some donuts near the entryway and some coffee in the hall. Have some refreshments on us, and make your way straight down the hall—and then turn to the right. A few more steps and you’ll see the doors to the Auditorium on your left. It’s not as hard as it sounds, and there are nice people everywhere.
Meet Theresa. She’s right near the main doors almost every Sunday. What makes her a Genius? She helps new people find their way around. She gets children registered for a safe, positive experience and gives parents peace of mind. She greets and guides and basically helps anyone who needs it.
Your children’s safety and your peace of mind are so important to us. And we want you all to have a very positive experience. As you walk up to the patio near the front door, you’ll see parents checking in their kids at computer kiosks, and collecting identification tags. Next time, you can use that convenient approach.
But for your first Sunday, come right through the doors. On your left, you'll find a friendly face (our Genius team) ready to receive you and welcome your kids. They'll guide all of you to each classroom. At the classroom, teachers will be waiting at the door to give one more step of safety and care, and then you can entrust your kids to capable and thoughtful teaching teams.
Middle School students meet upstairs during both 9:00 and 10:30 worship hours. We call our Middle School group Quest, and it’s led by energetic, teen-friendly pastors, young adults and parents. A Genius will gladly guide your way to Quest.
Our High School group, called Epic, attends worship services with the adults on Sunday mornings and meets on Wednesdays in the Youth Room from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Sunridge is a comfortable environment where most people wear everyday clothes. If you’re someone who believes in dressing up for church, you won’t be the only one. But we’re committed to making everyone feel a “come as you are” spirit.
Just come, and bring family members or friends if you’d like. Some people bring Bibles, since we tend to look at the Bible each Sunday. But even our pastor uses an iPad more than a printed Bible. If you don’t have a Bible, we have stacks available ready for you to use and take home. Don’t be embarrassed if the Bible is new to you. It’s new for many of us and we all just want to learn.
Rest assured--you won’t be forced to do anything embarrassing. Our approach to worship is contemporary, with songs, prayers and messages that are equally relevant to those brand new to church and those that come every Sunday. We have talented musicians and thoughtful speakers who make the experience fresh, encouraging and challenging. Take things at your own pace and know that others around you are also new.
You’ll be invited to Guest Central, which is a hospitality area on your right as you’re seated in the Auditorium. At least one pastor, and some other nice folks, will be waiting to serve you coffee, answer any questions, pray with you, or just make sure you know we’re interested in you.
If you have kids, pick them up at their classrooms when you’re ready - we're happy to watch them while you're getting to know us.
Stay as long as you’d like. We’re in the process of building a Courtyard Café and other guest services to build community and make sure your appetite, questions and interests are addressed.
Most of our activities are run by volunteers. But a great team of pastors and directors keep everyone moving in the same direction with faith and focus. And the church has a group of thoughtful elders who make sure we all have a clear picture of the kind of church we want to be.