What To Expect?

Written by Siion on Mar 03, 2012

First of all, thank you for visiting our site and being interested in the ministry of Siion Church. We understand that looking for a church to call home can be both daunting and anxiety inducing and that is simply a normal reaction to facing the possibility of change. We hope to alleviate some of that uneasiness here by giving you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with us, from the privacy of your computer.

We want to extend a welcome to you, to come and experience God with us! Come as you are!

There is no dress code. As a matter of fact many of our members feel most comfortable in jeans and t-shirts and they come like that. We know that God looks at our hearts and not our outer appearances and we don’t judge anyone for what they look like.

You don’t have to be a Christian to join us. What makes us a community is our belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and our belief in the reliable witness that our Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) give concerning him. If you are curious about what Christian church services look like feel free to come! You don’t need to look or even believe a certain way to be welcome to attend.

Though we value creativity and change some aspects of our Worship Gatherings from week to week some of the main components of our Gatherings are:

  • At 11:30am we meet in the coffee room for refreshments.  (No refreshment time during July and August).

  • At 12pm we generally begin with singing, some prayer, and announcements. Children are encouraged to be with their parents in the sanctuary until they are instructed to accompany their teachers to Kids’ Church.

  • There is a small welcome package that we give to newcomers which includes a small contact information form. This is used to add you, with your permission to the email bulletins that we send out periodically.

  • Messages (sermons) are generally 30-35 minutes in length. They are biblical based teachings in which we try to incorporate relevant application of the Scriptures with faithful interpretation of what the text meant to its original audience. Messages are communicated with humor, humility, and compassion.

  • During every service there is an opportunity to give financially (tax receipts are issued to those who use offering envelopes). All who make our gatherings their home are encouraged to approach anyone in leadership about contributing their time and gifts. Visitors are never expected to give. Tax receipts will be issued for those who fill out an envelope with their name and address and who contribute $20 or more during the calendar year.

Our congregation is made up of people of various backgrounds and stages in life. So whether you are in high-school or university, young parent(s) with child(ren), single, married, retired – it doesn’t matter, you are welcome to join us.