What to Expect
When should I arrive?
Our Sunday morning service starts at 10.30am so if you arrived at about 10.20am that would give someone a chance to say hello to you.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Don't dress to try and be someone you're not. A few people come in suits others in jeans and tee-shirts. Some wear traditional dress from different parts of the world. Whatever you wear you will be welcome.
What will happen?
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 expect at Camrose Baptist Church. Everyone of us had a first day at this church - even if it was a long time ago. If you don't understand something then please ask.
When you arrive you will be greeted by someone at the door. They will give you a notice sheet - this tells you what is happening in the church this week. If you tell this person that it is your first time they will give you a welcome pack which will explain a little more about our church. You are free to sit anywhere you like.
Usually our services begin with a time of 'worship'. This can be between 25 and 35 minutes and consists of a number of songs, readings from the Bible and times for prayer.
Next there will be a few minutes of notices - keeping us informed of important dates, events and news in the church. This is usually followed by an offering. This is an opportunity for those who regularly attend to give money which is used to keep the church running, help those in need, provide for missionaries working overseas and support a number of organisations all over the world working in areas such as health care, education, disaster relief etc. If you are a visitor do not feel that you have to put anything in the offering - you are our guest.
Unless it is an all age service the children will go to their own groups at this stage. If you are a visitor and have children, your children are welcome to go out to the Sunday School too; one of the Sunday School teachers will help them to find the right group. We are currently ensuring that all those who work with children have obtained the relevant clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau.
Then we have a talk from the Bible (sometimes called a sermon). Although the Bible is an old book it remains relevant and meaningful for our modern lives. This talk will help us to live as followers of Jesus, whether you are at college, or work, or home, or ...
After our service tea and coffee is served (this is usually about 11.50am). Please stay if you can.
Whether you have never been to church before, or have been a Christian for a long time we hope that our services will be an encouragement and help to you.
Will I be able to park?
Yes. We have a small car park, as well as plenty of unrestricted on-street parking. All we ask is that you are considerate to our neighbours.