Going to a new church can be a bit unnerving. We've all been there, so here is some information to help make your first experience at Devon Community Church more pleasant.
When should I/we arrive?
The church service starts at 10:00am but please come around 15 minutes early to grab a hot cup of coffee or tea.
Is there guest parking?
There are 4 visitor-only parking spots on the south side (Athabasca Ave. side) of the building. 2 facing the building and 2 facing the street. There are also spots available for those with disabilities.
What is a typical Sunday gathering like?
The Sunday worship gathering usually includes: Bible reading, prayer, singing, announcements and collection of the offering, and preaching but not necessarily in that order all the time.
What is the music like?
We're more contemporary than traditional. We sing both expressive and reflective songs. Lyrics are projected on two large screens. While most people stand during signing, everyone is encouraged to find a posture that enhances a meaningful experience.
What is the preaching like?
A few words that describe the preaching are: biblical, relevant, practical, challenging, encouraging, and even humorous.
What are the people like?
We are a multi-generational church, we have young kids, seniors and everything in between. People come from a variety of work and education backgrounds, and a few retired folks too. Overall, we're a bunch of friendly, caring people.
What about my kids?
Usually kids ages 4 to grade 5 are dismissed to kids church after the second song. There they will have a variety of activities like singing, crafts, stories, games, etc. On long weekends, our children remain with their parents but we provide them with an activity pack. Youth (Grades 6-12) are dismissed after the worship for Youth Life twice a month.
Where do I park?
General parking is available in our parking lot on the south and west sides of the building. Additional parking is available on Erie Street on the west side of the church. Guest and disable parking is available on the south side of the building. Please do not park on the gravel area between our building and the apartment complex.
What do I wear?
Most of the people dress in casual attire, some a bit more dressy and others a bit more relaxed.
How can I get connected?
People like to linger after church to talk and it's a good time to meet and connect with others. But the best way get connected is to join a life group during the week. The pastor would be happy to connect with you over a cup of coffee.