I always like that the children's story is creative and different.
Worship is central to our life together as we connect with God and with one another. You are welcome to join us for any worship service and can participate as you feel comfortable. The weekly Worship Bulletin is published with our News Notes and is typically available on the website by Thursday afternoon.
We gather each Sunday morning at 10:30 and for special services throughout the year—like our Carols by Candlelight service during Advent (the season leading up to Christmas).
Music is an important part of our worship. We sing hymns, both ancient and modern, and are led into times of reflection by pipe organ and choir. Occasionally other instrumentalists and choirs join in our worship (see Make Music for more information).
Each week, members of the congregation read Scriptures aloud and one of our ministers preaches a sermon based on a table of Bible readings called the Narrative Lectionary. We also have a children’s story time, usually led by our Minister of Faith Development.
Deacons and others from the church community lead us in prayer for one another and the world. We also encourage children and youth to participate in leadership, whether lighting the Christ candle, reading scripture, or serving as ushers.
I worship at FBCH because of the caliber of the ministers and the great sermons that are given. Also, the congregation is friendly and welcoming to all. They have great social action programs. I also am a traditionalist when it comes to a church service and I like it at FBCH. Lastly, the choir is magnificent and adds to the service.
On the first Sunday of each month, we share Communion together (all are welcome to partake).
Worship is also a time when we mark important events in our faith journeys, including parent-child dedications and baptisms. We follow the traditional Christian calendar, observing not only Christmas and Easter, but also holy days like Pentecost, All Saints, and Epiphany. Don’t worry if you do not know what those days are all about, join us and discover as you worship.
Our hope is that worship will not only connect you to God and to the FBCH community, but that it will also inspire you to go out of the church to love your neighbours through everyday life and commitment to work for a more peaceful and just world.
At FBCH I've found a welcoming faith community of people journeying and questioning together while living out Christ's radical love and inclusivity.