What To Expect?

So your mind is telling you that you’re interested in coming and checking out the church – but naturally you have some reservations and want to feel more comfortable before you come. Questions in your mind may arise such as “what is their worship style like?” “What should I wear?” Other logistical questions arise such as “Where can I park?”  “How long is the average service?” Let us answer these questions by walking you through a typical Sunday Worship Service so you will know what to expect.


Have Questions? 

Below are the most asked questions about church services and logistics…



CMBC has parking available in the church’s parking lot. A nice feature of the church is that it is located in the small community of Colmar Manor – so even if the church’s parking lot is filled – there will be plenty of parking spots available right next to the church. All parking is free… So needless to say – parking is hassle free.

Where Should I Sit During Service?

Once you arrive at church you will be greeted by ushers or church members at the door. They will gladly assist you with any questions you may have. No seats are reserved so feel free to sit in the front – middle – or back – wherever you wish.

How Early Should I Arrive?

All services start on time, so we recommend arriving 5 to 10 minutes before services start. Most members come early so that they can mingle and enjoy each others’ company before service starts.

What Should I Wear?

At service you will see a mix of people in their casual attire to their Sunday Best. The Pastors wear suits and ties but the congregation wears a mix of suits and casual – with some in jeans with a polo, and others in t-shirts. 

How Long Is The Worship Service?

The worship service starts at 10:00 and is typically finished around 11:30. The average service is about and 1 hour and 30 minutes with worship lasting around 30 minutes and the sermon lasting about an hour.

What Is The Worship Style of The Church?

The worship consists of a mix of contemporary praise songs along with traditional hymns & spirituals. The focus is on congregational singing and not praise team performance. The Praise Team consists of a piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, and drums. To find out more about our worship and style click here to go to the Praise and Worship page.

What Is Provided For My Children During Service?

During Sunday School and Worship Service a nursery is provided for all those who attend those services. Also, during the Sermon a Jr Church is provided for children all the way from Kindergarten through 6th grade. However, nursery is not provided during the Adult Bible Study.

How Will I Know If Services Are Canceled Due To Weather?

The Church Website will be updated to inform all members as soon church has been canceled. It will be posted on the church’s Facebook account. Also, if you call the church at (301-277-7595) – Pastor Ken will leave a message on the phone’s recording if Services have been canceled. If you have the CMBC App on your phone you will also be notified. Youth Activities will be canceled if PG County School are canceled or closed early due to the weather.

Are There Any Restaurants Near The Church?

There are over 80 restaurants within 5 miles of the church. A couple-hundred yards away from the Church are McDonalds, Taco-Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and other fast food chains. Being in the city there are many other sit-down restaurants nearby.
Do you have more questions about logistical or church services? Ask us here.