Family-Friendly Worship Every Sunday
We have family-friendly worship services every Sunday. The goal of our worship services is to make space for people to raise their minds above daily life, learn from the Word, and connect with other people and the Lord. Here’s what to expect.
We are currently allowed to have worship services in person, with a limit of ±80 people at a service (that’s 50% of our capacity). Our regular weekly attendance at the moment is less than 80 people so, if you haven’t come before, there will be space for you.
You know the drill. Masks must be worn at all times; you must social distance from people not in your household; you must sanitise your hands as you come into the building. [Last updated: March 2022.]
What time is church?
We have services every Sunday at 9:30am, in-person and online. To watch online go to www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live where there will be a live video from about 15 minutes before the service is scheduled to start. You can also watch past services using that same link. You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch online services.
How long is it?
Our services typically last about an hour. Most of our regular attendees show up for church at the last possible minute; so if you come early, you may find things a bit quiet.
What should I wear?
Our ministers wear robes but people are free to wear whatever they feel comfortable in. Some of our regular attendees like to dress up to come to church as a sign of respect; others like to simply come as they are. So, whatever you choose to wear, there will probably be someone else wearing something similar.
Where do I sit?
Sit wherever you feel comfortable. Don’t worry about taking “someone else’s seat.”
What is the style of worship?
Our services have more of a traditional feel. Our goal is to provide space for reverence, reflection on God’s Word, and joy in a family-friendly setting. Our music is a blend of traditional and contemporary worship music.
What is there for children?
For the first part of the service the whole family is together. After a couple of songs, a prayer, and a recitation from the Bible, the children will be invited to sit up front with the minister and hear a message aimed at them. (If they’d rather not go and sit up front, they’re welcome to stay with their parents in the pews.)
After that part of the service there are different facilities and programmes on offer for children of different ages. See our Children’s Programmes page for more info.
What happens after the service?
After the service we have tea and eats in the courtyard outside the hall. We’d love to have you join us but if you want to just come check out a service and then sneak out, that’s just fine.
Any other questions?
Want to look around inside the church?
Click and drag on the image below to have a look inside the church and figure out where you want to sit on Sunday.