I'm New

Sunday Gathering

Family Service


For some people going anywhere for the first time can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries here's a quick summary of what you can expecton a Sunday morning at Vale Community Church. 

Sunday Gathering - We start at 10.15am with light refreshments usually consisting of cakes, tea or coffee all shared around tables. At 10.40am we sing some worship songs - both well known hymns and more modern songs to which you can sit or stand, it doesn't matter. We then have a mixture of prayers, sharing our stories, a talk on subjects relevant to our daily lives and communion (4th Sunday). 'KidsZone' our children's activities run from 11.00am and the children often come back and join us at 11.55am to share what they have been doing until we finish at 12.00noon.

Family Service (1st Sunday and all throughout August) - 10:30 -11:30, finishing with tea, coffee and cakes. They are a time when we focus on a single theme, which is both deep yet made understandable to everyone. This theme can be unpacked throughout the service in various way through games, songs, prayers, craft, drama etc. which all serve the theme and help people connect with it on different levels.

We aren't super-spiritual beings, we are just normal people and you will find we are a friendly bunch, and if you don't understand something please simply ask! Our aim is to provide opportunities for you to make new friends and explore the Christian faith in a relaxed and friendly setting. It’s about: Food – Fun – Friends – Family – Faith
When to arrive and what to wear If it's your first visit then it's probably best to turn up around 10.30am. You'll be greeted on the door by our welcoming team who will show you to a table and explain about breakfast. A little later in the morning our host for the day will explain what is going to happen for the rest of the morning.
If you are driving then there is parking on the streets surrounding the school. For directions on how to reach us please se our Contact Us page.

What to wear? This is easy. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We are an informal gathering and accept people as they are. Whether you come as a suited businessman or a freaked-out punk that is fine with us.
Is it just Sundays? Absolutely not! God is with us all week long and we aim to lead lives pleasing to him. We're not perfect and we do make mistakes, but we desire to make a positive difference in everything we do.

To further encourage us we have midweek groups (Life Groups) which help us to be a strong, vibrant and growing community of God's people and to fulfil His purposes in our generation. If you are just looking into Christianity you are welcome to come along to a small group to ask all those questions about God and Christianity that you've always wanted to ask but never had the opportunity.
We are involved in serving the community in various ways and we run various children's events throughout the year. For more details see our What We Do - Locally page.

Facilities We aim to be an all-inclusive church. The school premises in which we meet are easily accessible for those with physical disabilities, with a ramp to the entrance, and a wheelchair accessible toilet.

Please contact us or speak to a member of the welcome team if you have any specific needs, or any suggestions for further improvement.

Printer Printable Version

This Baptist Church website is powered by Church Edit | Help