Plan a Visit

Visiting a new church can be intimidating. We want your first visit to be stress-free so you can experience all God has for you. Here are some FAQs about our worship services and our church!

WHEN ARE YOUR SERVICES?

We meet Sunday mornings at 8:45 am and 10:30 am.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

You’ll see people wearing jeans, suits, shorts, and dresses on Sunday mornings. Our church is casual and relaxed, and we want you to come as you are.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I GET THERE?

Upon arrival, one of our First Impressions team will meet you at the front door. You can then make your way to the Welcome Desk to talk to one of our pastors and receive a small gift, or go straight ahead into the Multi-Purpose Room for service. We have Connection Cards attached to our bulletins. Please take a moment to fill that out and place it in the offering plate or leave it at the Welcome Desk on your way out.

WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?

At Freshwater, we love kids! Our Childrens’ Wing is to the right of the main Foyer. Stop by one of our kiosks to register your child (infant through 5th grade), and you’ll receive drop off  instructions and a security tag. Your child’s safety is a priority, and you will need your tag for pick up. Infants through 4 years old will go directly to their classes. Kindergarten-aged through 5th grade will go to worship with their parents before being dismissed to their class upstairs.

WHAT ABOUT WORSHIP?

Our worship style is modern. You will find people sitting or standing, some with their arms raised. We want you to worship in a way that is comfortable for you.

HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL SERVICE LAST?

Around one hour and 15 minutes.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FRESHWATER?

Freshwater Church has called Wadsworth, Ohio home for more than 80 years after first opening its doors to the community in 1932. Located 45 minutes south of downtown Cleveland and 20 minutes west of downtown Akron (depending on who is driving, of course), Freshwater has a deep conviction that people are yearning to connect with God, to know Him, so our ultimate goal is simple: to help people encounter Him. Time and again, we hear comments about how real the presence of God is during our services, and wherever the living God is present, powerful ministry follows. We have moved away from printing an order of service each week because we’ve found when God shows up, all our plans get blown up anyway.

Freshwater’s average age of 36 reflects the family-focused community of Wadsworth. All generations attend our church, from babies to grandparents and everyone in between, all together. We like it that way. There’s something about knowing someone who has lived a long time with God, who doesn’t get worked up about trials and suffering, and there’s something equally as inspiring about providing a safe place where the next generation of believers can spread their wings and release their God-given passions into this world.

We would love to have you come and visit. We’ve got plenty of room!

FRESHWATER BASICS

This 3-4 hour class is about all things Freshwater. Find out more about what we believe as well as our church history, our vision and our denomination, the Christian and Missionary Alliance. This class is required for membership, but we encourage you to take it even if you’re not ready to commit to membership and just want to find out more about Freshwater.

To be notified of the next Freshwater Basics class, contact the church office at 330.336.3561 or email us at office@thefreshwater.church.

Our leadership team is committed to serving the Freshwater community with love, grace and humility, understanding that a church can succeed only if its Pastors, Elders and other staff members submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the authority of Jesus Christ.

There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

No matter your situation or your season in life, Freshwater has a ministry that will build you up and strengthen your faith.

You'll find our most recent messages from Sunday mornings at the link below. We would love to have you join us for one of our services.

Freshwater is so welcoming, the members so loving and inviting. You never feel unnoticed or unappreciated.

I love Freshwater because of the people. I feel welcomed, loved and accepted, and have felt that way since my family and I first started attending.

You feel God's presence in every service at Freshwater. The week's problems and concerns almost roll off your shoulders as you walk through the front doors.

Service Times & Location

We would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings! Find our service times and contact details below.

Get in touch with us

  • 590 Hartman Rd, Wadsworth, OH 44281 (church)
  • 560 Hartman Rd, Wadsworth, OH 44281 (offices)
  • 330.336.3561
  • office@thefreshwater.church
  • theFreshwater.church

Service Times

We meet every Sunday morning at 8:45 and 10:30. We hope to see you there!