⏰ 10:30am and 7:00pm
The Gate Arts Centre, Keppoch Street (CF24 3JW)
We know that it can feel like a big step to come along for the first time so we want to do everything possible to make sure you enjoy coming to one of our Sunday services. Here’s what you can expect:
On arriving, you’ll be greeted by our Host Team who will help direct you and help you feel at home, whilst answering any questions you may have. They can also give you a Welcome Pack which contains lots of helpful information about the church.
If you have children or youth with you, someone from the Host Team can direct you where to go and there is a youth desk in the cafe bar. Our kids and youth work run in our morning services at every site, for the entirety of the service. You can pop your kids into their groups up to 10 minutes before the main service starts, giving you plenty of time to grab a coffee and find somewhere to sit. For parents of children under 1, there will be a creche area downstairs with a live stream to the service for you to use as and when you need to.
We serve refreshments before every service, including tea, coffee and doughnuts. These are all absolutely free so please help yourself!
Our services follow the same format each week (in each site). We start with 25 minutes of sung worship led by a band. All the words of the songs come up on a screen so that you can join in if you want to. After this we share a few notices about what’s coming up in the life of the church and how to get more involved. We then take a short 5-minute break, giving you a chance to say ‘hello’ to those around you – we also circulate our ‘connect cards’ which you can fill in and hand back to one of the host team if you want to find out more about any of our ministries or upcoming newcomers’ events.
After the break there will be a 25-minute Bible-based talk, followed by an opportunity to receive prayer.
You can be as involved as you want to be in the service – you can just sit and watch what is going on if you’d prefer. Sometimes people ask what they should wear on a Sunday – our answer is simple: whatever you feel most comfortable in! Most people dress casually so there’s no need to make a special effort on our behalf!
Whether you have been to church before or not, you are so welcome at Vineyard.