What To Expect On A Sunday
Church participants may choose to attend in person or livestream on Zoom.
Welcome At The Door: On Sundays, volunteer greeters are available to you at the front door. If you feel comfortable doing so, please let us know that you are visiting or new, so that one of us can orient you to the building, show you to the washrooms and coffee, and make you a temporary name tag —whatever you need to help you feel at home.
Children Are Welcome: When children are present, there is always someone ready to provide leadership for the children in a children’s area. Children are also welcome to stay in the service. There is always a children's time in the service, and a candle is lit for children and youth. Cuddly soft toys are available for children to hold, if they wish.
Reconciliation Candle: The candle is lit each week and recognizes the relationship with the Penticton Indian Band and the reconciliation needed in the community of faith and with Indigenous peoples.
Dress is Casual: Come as you like! Pajamas? A suit? Something in between?
Comfortable Sanctuary: There are chairs near the front of the worship space. If you prefer to sit on the floor, stand for the duration, or walk around, you are very welcome to do that, too.
How We Gather in Worship: Service begins at 10am. The service's information is all provided through PowerPoint, with three screens available for viewing. There is a weekly online bulletin .
People sit in chairs around the Communion Table and lectern stand, or sit at tables. Any which way is appropriate. We do not all stand for every hymn, but those who choose to will move to the side so as not to affect visibility for those who remain seated.
The Offering comes after Prayers of the People. Of those choosing to make a donation, some use PAR (pre-authorized remittance), some use envelopes, and some just place money in the plate. Those with PAR and envelopes receive a tax receipt.
At the end of the service, participants stand or sit in a circle and sing the benediction.
Because we love fellowship, there is coffee and tea following worship.
Communion is held on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. the first Sunday of the month.