We would love for you to join us for any of our Sunday services:
8.30am. Prayer Power
9am. First Service
10am. Fellowship & Refreshments for both Services (please join us in the library downstairs)
10.45am. Second Service
What To Expect:
It is never easy to visit a new church for the first time so we want to be as helpful as we can to make your experience a good one. You may be anxious to know about dress. Some people come casually dressed in shirts and jeans, and others come dressed slightly more formal - we are a diverse lot - so please dress the way that makes you feel most comfortable.
This time is set aside for communicating with God with our hearts and minds. Everyone worships in their own unique way. For some, this may mean clapping or raising of hands, for others it may mean quietly reflecting on the words. You are welcome to do whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Our services are generally blended in music style, though some Sundays may be more traditional, while others may be more contemporary, in music format. Following a time of praise, we then hear God's Word, which includes a message that seeks to apply God's Word to our lives.
We celebrate Communion together on the first Sunday of every month at the 9am Service, and on the third Sunday of every month at the 10:45am Service. We invite anyone who has made the decision to love and follow Jesus Christ to participate in Communion. The bread and the cup that we share, represent the life that Jesus gave up so that our sins could be forgiven. Together we remember his death, we celebrate his resurrection and we partake of his presence spiritually in our hearts while anticipating his return one day. We typically celebrate Communion by the method of intinction (the bread is dipped into the cup).
As a guest, please do not feel any pressure to give. This is an act of worship for our regular attenders, allowing them to thank God for all of the great work he is doing in their lives. It also gives Gardiner Community Church the means to show God’s love in tangible ways to others in our community and in the world. If you do wish to contribute however, any tithes and offerings can be deposited in the Offerings Box in the church foyer, or online here. We do not take an offering during the service.
As a Guest
We are a friendly bunch and we hope that you will feel as welcome as possible with us. Please fill in the contact slip in your bulletin, and place in the offering box in the foyer, or hand to our Pastor or the greeters in the foyer – this will help us to know how to best care for you. You are very welcome to join us for coffee and light refreshments either downstairs in our church library, or outside on picnic tables if the weather is favorable, following the service - we would love to get to know you better.