As you arrive at any of our meetings, you’ll notice that they are informal, people wear whatever they like and aim to be themselves. You can be yourself too. We have a friendly environment, so don’t be surprised if someone comes and speaks to you for the first time (they are probably just as nervous as you are!).
You will be greeted as you arrive, if you have children with you, our greeter will introduce you to someone who will help you check them in to our children’s ministry. Pre-schoolers (from age 1) will go straight to their class except on the first Sunday of the Month, they join the main meeting for the first song and communion. Elementary age children worship with the adults and go to their venue after the announcements. If you are nursing and infant, please note that we have a curtained off area at the rear of our meeting room for your use if you wish.
Our typical service is preceded with with hot tea and coffee. As you get your drink, feel free to chat to someone or to find a seat before the meeting starts.
Generally, our meeting will start with a time of praise and worship that contains 4 songs. This is followed by any announcements. During this time the offering basket will be passed around. If you are visiting, please feel free to let the offering basket pass you by, we want to make sure that you do not feel obligated to give.
The announcements are then followed by a message that will last around 35 minutes. After the message we have a ministry time. This is where people are given an opportunity to respond to the message, receive prayer for healing (or any other issue) as well as a general opportunity to draw closer to God. The aim of this time is to make room for God to communicate to us by His Holy Spirit.
Our prayer teams are trained to provide an authentic time of prayer for you, so take advantage of this opportunity.
Enjoy your visit!
Our Sunday services start at 10:30am (10:15am for tea and coffee) and are held in the Eastside YMCA: