When and Where?
We gather at University Chapel (5375 University Blvd) for worship every Sunday evening at 5pm. Our time of worship is always followed with a fellowship dinner where everyone is welcome.
On Mondays we have morning prayer at 7am. On Wednesdays at 7am, and Fridays at 8.15am, we have a service of Holy Communion. The weekday Morning Prayer and Communion Services are roughly 45 minutes long (there is no sermon).
Who are we?
Children in church
We welcome children into our worship service. We know that small children often make noise. Children were no different in Jesus' day, and yet he invited them to himself, without regard for the distractions they might present (Mt.18-19). While we ask parents to be considerate and sensitive to others, as a congregation, we have a high tolerance for the presence of children in worship and value whole families learning to worship together, parent and child alike.
This invitation is quite intentional. We see our children as wholly a part of the family of Christ, and thus welcome them to participate fully in our worship.
What are your services like?
Liturgy: Our sevices follow a certain pattern, or liturgy. The word "liturgy" is from the Greek meaning "to serve.". Liturgy is a way in which everyone can participate, knowing what to do and when. Liturgies are a planned combination of prayers on a theme from Scripture, acclamations of praise and thanksgiving for what God has done. They create time for listening to God's Word as it is both read and taught. There is space for confession, absolution, prayer and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Liturgical worship involves the whole body and all the senses as we stand, sit, kneel, confess, and pray together. Banners, furnishings and robes in various colours, the use of incense on occasion, and varied emphases in the liturgies expand our concept and experience of worship and life in God. Our printed sheets and booklets will help and guide you.
Music: We join with the chorus in heaven by singing songs of worship to God. Our songs are a mix of contemporary and classic hymns and choruses.
Preaching: Because we believe that the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and accurately reveals truth about God and life, every week we have time of teaching from the Bible.
Communion: We receive "Holy Communion" every week in which we participate in and celebrate the sacrament of the Eucharist. It involves partaking in a small piece of bread and a sip of wine with an attitude of reverent thanksgiving. This simple meal has many layers of significance and meaning for the Church, which you can read about here.
Prayer: We pray often. Large portions of the liturgy is corporate prayer (whether confession or adoration). Other times individuals lead us in prayer.