what to expect
join us Sundays at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
WHAT HAPPENS DURING WORSHIP ?
Our Sunday morning services begin with 2 energetic songs and a welcome. Then we hear a little from our community and read from the Bible. We will then listen to a talk on the Bible (about 30 minutes) followed each week by communion. Communion is an opportunity to express your faith in Jesus, and everyone who trusts Jesus is invited to share in it, no matter what church they are a part of. However, there is no pressure for everyone to join in. You can simply use it as a time of silent reflection. We finish our time with songs of praise and a prayer to send us out into the world. We are a diverse congregation so our worship and preaching styles will vary. Some weeks we will sing hymns, praise songs or gospel music, depending on who is leading.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
We aim to start our services at the advertised time, but you might like to arrive a bit earlier to find a car park (this can be tricky!). Coffee and pastries are available before the service, so feel free to come a little early. Greeters will get you a bulletin and introduce you to our children’s ministry if you need to check your kids in.
HOW WILL MY KIDS BE INVOLVED?
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We want you to feel comfortable joining us for a weekend service. Please just come as you are – the church is about the people you’re with, not the clothes you’re wearing.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
By Car - There is no onsite parking, but there is parking available in the Loard’s Ice Cream parking lot on the other side of Coolidge Ave. Street parking is available.
HOW LONG IS SERVICE?
Our AM services both run about one hour and fifteen minutes. You are also welcome to join us for coffee, tea and snacks before and after.
I'M NOT A CHRISTIAN, AM I WELCOME?
Absolutely! Our doors are open to everyone, as we believe that the good news of Jesus is for everyone. We believe that there is a need for a big ‘back pew’ where you can come and listen without having to agree with everything or sign up for anything.
Our sanctuary has wheelchair access, although our fellowship hall at Fruitvale is not presently accessible.
We are people who don’t belong together
gathered around Jesus
for the sake of those who don’t belong.
We want everyone, including you, to live with Jesus at the center of their lives.
a transforming relationship with jesus
We believe community as the place where growth can occur.
entering authentic community
We seek to express God’s love through compassion and justice in our everyday lives.