We are a small, rural church
that asks big questions: Who are we called to be? How are we meant to
live? How can we serve our neighbours? We seek divine wisdom in the
words of the Bible and in the world around us. We honour both tradition
and innovation as we strive to be relevant and responsive to the needs
of our community. We have fun doing this!
Our building has a wheelchair
accessible washroom, a chairlift service for the sanctuary, and hearing
assistance devices during the church service.
We usually worship at 11:00 AM
every Sunday from September through June. For the summer of 2019 the
services will be at 10:00am in Sheffield for July, and 10:00am in
Rockton for August.
We blend elements of traditional worship: hymn
singing, sermon and prayer, with more contemporary elements such as:
videos, skits, time for reflection and interactive participation.
Afterwards there are refreshments in the church hall. We have Communion
the first Sunday of every month. There isn’t a dress code.
integrate children into our services as much as possible, involving
them in our mission work and rituals. Once per month we have a special
activity for the children during church that relates to the service or
a mission project. Also, there are kits at the back of the sanctuary
with activities for children to use. There are also toys in the hall
downstairs if parents wish to take younger children out of the service.
practices on Thursday evenings, and welcomes
We have a monthly activity called Spiritual Exploration Group
people interested in exploring different
elements of spirituality. There will be music, meditation,
and discussion. This normally takes place on the last Tuesday of the
month, see Upcoming Events
We have a weekly activity called Silence and Stillness
on Monday evenings from 8-9 pm
Come in and sit down to silently pray, meditate,
contemplate, or connect with God, and leave behind the hectic noise of
the modern world.
All are welcome to partake.
We also have a weekly Contemplative Prayer/Bible Study (Lectio Divina style), W
at 9:30am. In a small group setting,
we spend half an hour listening, reflecting on and
discussing scripture, a poem, a song or artwork to deepen our
connection to God and learn more about our faith. Often we reflect on and discuss the scripture of the week. We also pray.
conversation to follow. Come when you can, you don’t need to sign
up. Community BuildingWe have church suppers,
luncheons and food trucks. All of these have an element of fundraising -
we needs to pay our operational costs, but we have found that the
greatest joy of these events is in being together with old friends and
new. Eating together is a great way to build community. We strive to be a
community hub where people from Sheffield and neighbouring communities
can come together, share their joys and their concerns and generally
just have fun.