New Here? - What to Expect
quite a team working for us at the Sanctuary, with several ministry teams that make the Sunday lineup work like clockwork.
Our Sunday is in a community centre. It may not be what you're used to,
but it allows us to spend money on more important things while we grow.
The most important thing about any church family is the people and we
have an amazing group.
At The Sanctuary, you'll find an informal group of people who come worship God and encourage each other. It's not a fashion show! Feel free to dress casually when you come and when you come know that we'll appreciate your courage in coming. We'd love to get to know you and if you prefer to just observe that's fine too. We also have
coffee and tea, along with a variety of baked goods at the beginning and after the
On the scale
of 1 to 10, we have been rated Extremely Friendly, so even if you are
shy, you will meet people who care about you. God's love is flowing through
this group of people.
Our worship team is a group of people who come from different backgrounds with a united heart to worship God and to help others worship from the heart as well. The music style is varied including some traditional hymns but mostly more contemporary songs that lift the spirit. The ensemble varies from week to week, sometimes more accoustic in nature
and sometimes electric.
delivered by our pastor are carefully delivered blend of lesson,
seminar, Bible study and true life stories. They're not pious, self righteous
finger wagging at you about what you should do. They're down to
earth and often use his own struggles as examples to support his message.
You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll think. We want you to find the answers
you're looking for rather than checking your brain at the door.
Team Kid Programs
that are in grades 1 to 5 go to Team Kid. There are theme related
games to get them to burn off some excess energy. Then the story and themes
are presented in play or story or event type format. Additional theme
related games are done at the end. It is a special program that our kids
love.Young people in grades 6 to 8 meet together to learn lessons, discuss relevant themes and help each other apply what they're learning to their lives.
Here is one families
"My kids used
to try to talk us out of going to church until we found our Sanctuary
and Team Kid. My daughter is 8. She says it is her favourite thing to
do all week. My son is 10 and loves church so much he wants to go early."
kids will hear a story from the bible, do a related craft and play bible
related games. The infants each have a special area with lots of fun toys
and expert supervision.