What can I expect when I come to a service as East CRC?
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What can I expect when I come to East CRC?
We want to extend to you a warm welcome!
Perhaps you are new to the Strathroy area, or are looking for a new church home, or are just wanting to check out our services. Whatever your reason, please feel welcome to come worship with us.

Our morning worship service begins at 9:30 am.
When you arrive, you will be warmly welcomed in the foyer. Someone will be there to direct you to the nursery or washrooms or help you with any other questions you may have.

In our nursery, we have 2 sections, one for infants and one for children age 1-3. There is Little Critters Sunday School during the service for all children born in 2007-2009. They will start in the worship service and go to their classes after the children's song. Parents are asked to go out with their child and sign them in to the class, and then sign them out again when you pick them up after the service.
Since we are participating in the 'Safe Church' program, all of our members who volunteer for nursery and children's programs have completed a police check and 'Safe Church' program.

Our worship service usually lasts for about an hour.
We begin with a time of praise (led by a praise team or organ or a combination of both) and opening worship, followed by the children's song.
After the children leave for Sunday School, a free will offering is collected. We then have a time of hearing from God's Word through a message delivered by our Pastor.  This is followed with a closing hymn and a parting blessing.

Following the service, everyone is invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments in the hall opposite the sanctuary.

If you have any questions at all, the ushers or greeters at the back of the sanctuary would be happy to help you.

If you are wondering what to wear, that is pretty much up to you. Some people like to dress up to come to the house of the Lord, others are more comfortable dressing more casually.

We hope that this is a place where you will feel Christ's presence and renewal as you worship with us.  Where you can find hope, comfort and strength for the coming week. Where you can feel you are a welcome part of a community of believers.  Whether you are just beginning to explore God's love for you, or you have been a Christian all your life and want to delve deeper in your faith walk, we pray that your Christian journey will be strengthened in our fellowship.