What do I wear to church?
Anything modest. See 1 Timothy 2:9.
Where do children go for Sunday School?
The Presbyterian Church basement has a playroom for mothers to attend with their babies, a “Sunshine room” for children 2-5, and Sunday school for children 6-12.
In the summertime children are to go to portable – from 10am-11am, then to the Presbyterian Church’s Sunday School afterwards.
When and where is the church service:
See church services and events under the event page.
When do we take communion:
The second Sunday of every month. If you are a baptized Christian who believes that Jesus Christ is the propitiation of our sins through His death and resurrection then we invite you to join us in remembering the greatest act of love.
What denomination are we?:
We consider ourselves baptists and you can see more about our beliefs concerning this under “Our beliefs” or you can talk to our Pastor Mano about it.
How do I join the church e-mail list?:
If you have given your contact information you should already be on the list. If this is not the case or you unsubscribed you can subscribe to our mailing list messaging us here __.
Who preaches at this church?:
Pastor Manoharan Joseph is the pastor of this church but will typically be preaching in the Tamil service. The english service rotates speakers so aside from Pastor Mano, the typical speakers consist of church Deacons Vimal, Antony or Ravi with the occasional guest Pastor.
How can I be involved?:
Join a ministry group (link), a core group, or join one of our volunteering or outreach initiatives.
Where does offering money go and do I have to put money in the offering to attend?:
There are 3 main categories offering money will go to if specified; church building, church ministry, and missions. There is a specific budget for church rent, work and events that the deacons decide upon. Now concerning whether or not you need to give offerings/tithes weekly, the answer is no, as offerings should come from the heart and we understand not everyone is employed or get paid week to week. We do encourage giving but you are welcome to attend our church whether you tithe or not. Feel free to see our article written on tithing for details on what the bible has to say on the topic (link).
What do I do after service?:
Common practice for the english congregation is to have announcements before getting out of our seats. Once that is complete there is often a snack provided, next head to your “core groups” for a short meeting. If you are not part of one discuss it with any of our church leaders and they can direct you to one. Once core groups are over it is up to you what to do however, we encourage you sticking around to help clean up the service halls and remove any garbage.
What do I do if I want to accept Christ?:
You can break it down into what is commonly called the ABCs of Salvation.
A- Acknowledge to God that you are a sinner which you must repent from and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the ONLY freedom from sin’s curse and to bring us into eternal life. See Romans 3:23, 6:23, Acts 3:19, John 14:6
B- Believe that Jesus our Christ is God’s Son and accept God’s gift of forgiveness from sin
Acts 4:11-12; John 3:16; John 1:11-13).
Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
Still unsure of how to be saved or if you want to know what it means to be saved? Talk to Pastor Mano or Ravi uncle. Many of our other church members would also love to help.
What is baptism and what do I do if I want to get baptized?:
If you have accepted Christ to be your Lord and Saviour your next step is Baptism. To be baptized at our church talk to Pastor Mano. Baptism is our outward show of faith that we believe in Christ and was practiced by many in the New Testament. It signifies our death to sin, and rebirth in Christ Romans 6:3-4. What is done is the same act as in the bible, a public full body water immersion in dedication to Christ in a similar manner to John the Baptists practice. This differs from baptism through fire which is a figure of speech and an internal act through the Holy Spirit.