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in-person worship on Sunday mornings

What is a "Worship Feast"?

With the Lord’s Supper in mind, we share an all-ages meal, shaped by a liturgy, to help nurture our communion and lead us to reflect on Jesus and his ministry. Children of all ages are welcome.

During worship feasts, there is no supervised playtime/nursery.

“When Jesus was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him…” Luke 24: 30-31

We begin worship in the sanctuary, and then we move from the sanctuary to the large hall and gather around tables, all ages together, as our worship continues. A variety of brunch-like foods will be shared.

The upcoming Worship Feast, on February 4, will include a celebration of Communion (the Lord’s Supper). Learn more in a separate item, below.

This special worship gathering was spearheaded by one of our small groups, inspired by a book that they studied together:

We will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God , by Kendall Vanderslice.

book cover

Children from infancy to 2 years old

Thank you for bringing your child to church!

We offer an optional nursery down the stairs off the lobby.

Our nursery serves children aged 2 years or younger and their caregivers.

Masks are required for all adults and all volunteers in our nursery.

Parents/caregivers can access a nursery to soothe or care for their child if desired. On all Sundays, except when we hold our intergenerational  Worship Feasts, volunteer nursery attendants are available to receive and care for children during worship if desired.

All nursery volunteers are required to follow our Safe Church guidelines, which include mandatory background screening.

Breastfeeding is acceptable, at any time, in any space in our church

By Matt Daigle – Mothering.com, Copyrighted free use

Breastfeeding is acceptable, at any time, in any space in our church.

Children 4-7 years old

Welcome to the Worship Centre, a special place to be with God, to talk with God, to listen to God, and to hear the stories of God.

Children are welcomed and included in the main worship service.  Following the opening of worship, children 4-7 years old are invited to move from the main worship service into children’s worship, designed just for kids.

Using materials and stories described in Young Children and Worship (by Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman). Learn more about this programme here.

Child Safety
All volunteers are required to comply with our Safe Church guidelines, which include mandatory background screening.

Food allergies?
A snack is offered during the children’s programme. If you are visiting or attending for the first time, follow your child upstairs and inform our volunteer leaders about any food allergies that impact your child.

Mask-wearing is welcome, but optional everywhere except...

All adults entering our nursery space must wear masks.

This is to protect our least vaccinated population.

Everywhere else, mask-wearing is welcome, but optional at in-person worship and other indoor church gatherings.

Need/want a mask?

No problem. We have plenty, and we keep them close to the entrance.

Before you attend in person

Pause. Do a quick self-check.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days, or if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or another contagious seasonal illness, please wait to attend in person.

Join us online if you can! We look forward to welcoming you to worship at your next opportunity.

For more detailed information, check public health guidance here:

https://www.nshealth.ca/protecting-myself-and-others

The Lord's Supper/Communion

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper at least once per month.

hands holding a loaf of bread

We share the *bread and the juice, speaking words from Jesus’s last Passover meal with his disciples. This helps us remember Jesus’s death and resurrection.

It is okay (more than okay) to be present even if you are not interested in receiving the Lord’s Supper or not ready to follow Jesus. Our worship gatherings are open and reflect a wide range of faith commitments, from none (zero) to lifelong Jesus-following.

Wondering about the meaning or purpose of the Lord’s Supper?

If you have any questions about this part of our life together, please contact us.

*Gluten-free bread is provided for anyone who needs/prefers it.

Feeling vulnerable now that masks are optional?

Feel free to request a mask if you need one, and consider balcony seating if climbing stairs is realistic for you. The balcony typically has only a few people, and lots of space.

If you are struggling with this adjustment, please let us know. We would be glad to offer support and assistance.

Online options

Please consider online opportunities if

  • you feel that attending worship at this time would be unsafe for you.
  • you have active symptoms of contagious illness.

At any time, should you need/prefer to participate in worship online, find a link to worship on our home page