What to expect
What to expect
Our place of worship seeks to make every newcomer’s time with us as welcoming as possible.
The whole idea of ‘What to Expect’ on a church website has changed with Covid-19. What once would be a page about the culture, faith and activities of the church now also contains information about sanitation and health.
As a church we follow all government regulations regarding Places of Worship. At the moment, all health restrictions have been lifted by the government. However, we encourage everyone to respect each other in the area of comfort levels with social distancing and mask wearing. Please come to this page for any updates on Covid-19 regulations.
Many of our previous activities such as coffee time and potluck meals are still on hold at this time. The different ministries such as women’s ministry, young adults, care groups and others have all adapted to the current reality and are continuing. You can explore those ministries on the Gather and Grow sections of our site.
When you arrive on a Sunday morning, one of our Sunday Morning Hosts will welcome you with a smile. We have a Welcome Center in the foyer where you can find any information you may need to help you that morning
During the church service, during the school year, we have children’s programs for age 2 to grade 1. The programs run for the whole service. Children need to check in at the Kids Ministry sign-in desk in the foyer. Our programs provide a fun, safe, and learning environment for the children. Note that the children’s programming does not run on long weekends.
Along with our in person attendance, many others join us online, and we feel we worship as one church whether we attend online or in person. No one approach is better than the other, and we want individuals to worship in the way they feel most comfortable.
What are we like as a church community? We are a diverse group of people. We have all ages present in our church and we represent many cultures. We have people who grew up in our denomination, and others who are here because they found a place to belong. While we practice baptism upon the confession of faith, by immersion, we welcome all believers to attend and join with our community as we journey forward – no matter what form of baptism has been part of your past. Some individuals attend on a week to week basis because they are exploring what faith may mean for their lives.
We welcome all who desire to grow and understand who Jesus is and how faith in Him can be life-changing. As a church we invite you to experience our friendliness and care. We are not a perfect community, but we strive to grow as followers of Jesus and to love our neighbors more and more. We hope you will take time to discover who we are – whether it be through exploring our website, joining us online for a service, checking out past services, or coming to worship with us in person.