Join us this Sunday
Worship with us:
483 McNaughton Ave E, Chatham ON
10:00am & 2:00pm
We would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in worshiping with us this coming Sunday! Everyone is ‘new’ at one time or another, so we’ve provided some information knowing that it’s easier to visit a new place when you know what to expect.
What are church services like?
We have two unique services every Sunday which follow the same pattern. Our services are typically an hour long and follow a formal liturgy. Congregation members and visitors typically arrive 10-15 minutes before the service begins. Babysitting, or a nursery, is available during the morning service for small children, although they are welcome to join in the service as well.
We typically wear our Sunday best to church. There is no dress code, but you will see many men in suits and women in dresses. Visitors may sit wherever they’d like, and there are ushers to help with any questions or concerns. The service is led by a pastor or elder and all visitors can participate in the worship that involves singing, reading the Bible and prayer. NIV Bibles and Books of Praise are provided in the church pews, so there’s no need to worry if you do not have your own.
There is a large parking lot at the back of the building, with some designated accessible spots closest to the building.
If a baby has been born recently to a family in our congregation we may celebrate the sacrament of baptism. This is done during a worship service by reading a form, asking the parents questions pertaining to their beliefs, and sprinkling the baby with water. Those who come to faith later on in life are baptized upon their profession of faith in the Triune God.
The Lord’s Supper
We regularly celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Celebrations occur on the second Sunday of January, March, May, July, September and November. The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated with our members and any guests previously admitted by the consistory. A form is read to remember what Jesus has done for us, to examine our hearts and remind us how to live until He returns. A visible sign of this remembrance is that the members of the church eat bread and drink wine as symbols of Christ’s body and blood poured out for us.
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Hebrews 10: 23-25