Our church is a welcoming home where everyone can find love, joy, and peace while worshiping God. Even though we are aware that many people find it challenging to come to new places, and they experience even shyness and can feel uncomfortable adapting to new environments, our church members are always here to assist, to help overcome those boundaries and make new visitors feel welcomed and accepted as they are, where they can freely be themselves. Our goal is to help other people get closer to God, and by doing so – help them grow in their faith. This church is where the brokenhearted and suffering souls will find comfort and strength to help them battle everyday life challenges.
Q: When does the church service start?
A: Our doors open at 9:00 am every Saturday, and our main worship service starts around 11:00 am, so feel free to bring your family, invite your friends and join us.
Q: What does a Sabbath worship service look like?
A: The Seventh-day Adventist church service is held every Saturday starting at 9:00, and we have programs open for anyone to join all day. The main programs consist of two parts:
1. Sabbath school time which is an interactive Bible study (separated by Japanese-speaking class, English-speaking class, and a youth class); and
2. Main worship time where our Pastor or guest speaker will share a message to encourage, teach and inspire you to build your relationship with our amazing, loving, and compassionate God the Father and our Creator.
Q: What will my first visit be like?
A: Attending a new church for the first time can certainly be an overwhelming experience, especially if you don’t know what to expect! We want to make your time in our church a positive, fulfilling experience. You’ll be greeted at the door and invited into our main sanctuary to join our Sabbath School (or downstairs to join the kids’ class), and after class, you will join everyone for our worship service.
We’ll have a vegetarian potluck lunch to fellowship, and you can stay for the various programs we have in the afternoon, or you can leave if you like as well!
We want you to feel like you are part of our family – because you are!
Q: How do I dress up for church?
A: We believe that we give our best to our Master, and everyone is in different situations in life, and we don’t judge. One person’s best characteristic may be the clothes on their back, and others may have suits. It’s more important that you come and worship with us. Most will wear comfortable, appropriate and decent clothes and if you’re not sure, don’t worry and come.
Q: Is there any parking space nearby the church?
A: Yes, there is. We have a small parking area behind our church, but you will need to get there around 9 to get a good space there. You can park on the surrounding street as well. If you’re not sure, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us before you come, and one of our deacons can meet you and direct you.
Q: What do we do with our kids? Is there any program for them?
A: Yes, please bring your children with you. We have a separate Sabbath school for the kids, and parents are more than welcome to join them.
We worship together, and we also have a mothers’ room where you can listen to the worship with other parents with young children. They are encouraged to participate in singing and worshipping and join in our Children’s Storytime.
We also have a KFC (Kids’ Fun Club) to do some crafts and fellowship with other children and parents in the afternoon.
Q: Do I have to give offerings to the church when everyone else is giving offerings?
A: God knows the hearts of each one of us, so please don’t feel you have to give offerings if you’re not able to give any offerings at that moment. Everyone is in different phases of life and diverse situations, and we don’t judge, and we’re just happy you’re worshipping with us.
Q: Do I need to bring anything to the potluck, and what do you eat?
A: Each Sabbath, we have a vegetarian potluck lunch with various Japanese, Filipino, and Canadian foods. You can bring a vegetarian dish if you like but don’t feel you have to! There is plenty to go around, and we want you to join us.
Q: Are you wheelchair accessible?
A: We have a ramp on the East side of the church that will bring you through our mothers’ room and to our sanctuary. We are in the process of building our lift that is scheduled for 2020. In the meantime, we have our deacons to assist anyone going downstairs for our potluck.
Q: Are there any prayer meetings that the church organizes?
A: We have prayer meetings Saturday afternoons around 1:30 pm after the potluck and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Please also feel free to signup for a prayer request on this link.
Q: Do you have any other Bible studies?
A: If you would like to start anew, strengthen your faith and beliefs, and meet new people who will help you in that process, then you’re invited to join our Bible study groups and get to know the foundations of our faith and the fundamental truths of the Bible.
We have a very interactive Bible study in English at 4:30 pm every Saturday for 1 hour open for beginners to well-seasoned Bible students. This study is a great class to share and dig deep into the Word and ask questions.
If you would like to start a Bible study at home or remotely, this can also be arranged for English and Japanese-speaking students.