What to expect at our services
At Stevens Road, we want you to come as you are. You don’t need to dress up to attend our services.
You’ll find music, scripture, a message, children’s music – all focused on worshiping God and learning more about His word. Sometimes we show short videos, have special music or presentations from the different ministries in our church. You’ll find a warm and welcoming group of people who will make you feel at home! Once a month, usually the first Sunday of the month, we hold communion near the end of our morning service. Anyone who believes that Jesus Christ died for their sins and who has a relationship with Jesus Christ is welcome to participate in communion – you don’t have to be a member of the church.
What denomination are you? We are a United Baptist church, and we are a member of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. The United Baptist Church was formed when two different Baptist denominations joined in 1905-06: the Free Baptist and Regular Baptist churches. That’s why we are called United Baptist. In other parts of Canada churches may be called convention Baptists or Canadian Baptist. For more information on the Convention, please visit http://www.baptist-atlantic.ca/
Do I have to become a member of the church? We encourage people who attend regularly to become a member of our church, and you need to be a member in order to vote at general meetings or participate in certain ministries in the church. However, membership is not mandatory. If you are interested in seeking membership, please speak with our Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor or a member of our Deacons Board.
How long are your services? On average they are usually about 75 minutes long, depending on what is happening that week, such as communion, a special speaker, presentations, etc. If you need to leave early, please feel free to do so.
Which version of the Bible do you use? Our pew Bibles are New International Version, however you are encouraged to use whichever version is most comfortable to you.
What programs are in place for me and my family? We have a wide range of programs for toddlers to seniors. Many of the details are here on the website, or please feel free to contact the church for more details.
Is your church wheelchair accessible? Yes! There is a wheelchair ramp by our rear entrance for accessing our gym and washrooms. We installed a lift in 2005 by our main entrance to allow people with mobility challenges to access our sanctuary without climbing the stairs. Our ushers will be happy to help you, should you require assistance.
Which door should I use? The main entrance, to the right side of the church parking lot, accesses the lift to the main sanctuary, while the rear entrance, to the left, provides a wheelchair ramp and access to our accessible washroom facilities and the gym.
Where should I park? There is parking in front of the church, as well as on Stevens Road and Tacoma Drive. There is also a rear parking lot, located behind the church off of Margaree Parkway.
What should I wear to services? Wear what is comfortable for you! People attending our services wear everything from jeans and shirts to their “Sunday best”. Come as you are.
What about scented products? Our church offers a scent-free environment, so we ask that you don’t wear scented products to our services. Some people have serious allergies to perfumes, deodorants, fabric softener, hair products, etc.
Do I have to give money when the offering comes around? That decision is between you and God. Contributing to the offering plate is welcome, but not required. On the first Sunday of the month, loose money in the offering is donated to the benevolent fund to help people in need in our community.