WHAT TO EXPECT
What to expect at Vox!
We know that a lot of people are nervous about going to a church for the first time. It can be tough because you have no idea what to expect. You might be a little worried that things will be weird and you’ll feel uncomfortable. We get that, so we thought that maybe we’d explain what goes on Sunday mornings to you, so you’ll be a little better prepared.
Our Weekend Service takes place Sunday mornings at 10:30 am
There are three options for where to find us currently!
We meet in person at “The Loft” behind the Moving Art Dance Studio, at 125 Anne Street South. To find us, pull around to the back of the building and come through the big black door. If you live in the area, we’d love to meet you in person.
If you live further away, aren’t feeling well, or need the accessibility that comes from an online service for whatever reason, you can find us either on Facebook or Youtube. Both our YouTube channel and our Facebook page offer access to our services after the fact as well, in case you have to work or are otherwise unable to attend during the service. If you are attending through either Facebook or Youtube (live or after the fact), we’d still love to connect! Please send an email to [email protected] to start the conversation.
Our COVID Policies
At Vox we will follow provincial and federal covid policies, and pivot as they change throughout the year.
You’re welcome to wear a mask if you are at a greater risk of covid or if it’s simply your personal preference. We try to have some at the door if you need.
10:30 … ish …
Our service starts at 10:30 am, but many of us struggle to be exactly ‘on time’. Some show up sometime after 10 am to connect before we start. This is a great chance to meet a few people! Transitions can be hard for some of us, so we usually have a countdown timer with 5 minutes notice. This is especially helpful if you’ve got to make a last minute run to the bathroom.
We usually start the service off with a few songs that are a little more upbeat and fun. We try very hard not to take ourselves too seriously, so please feel free to join in with the singing – even if you’re not much of a musician!
After the first couple of songs, we pause for some announcements. Then we take time to sing Happy Birthday to anyone who celebrated their birthday in the last week. After that take a ten minute break. This is a chance to grab a coffee or tea and reconnect with one another. In case you haven’t noticed, community is pretty important to us at Vox.
COVID has had a big impact on our kids programs. For the time being, we are offering childcare for those children who would find it hard to sit through the service, and invite those old enough to bring along toys or art supplies and hang out in the main space with us. We love the noise and energy of kids – and also hope that this won’t last forever! If you have any questions about kids at Vox, please send an email to [email protected].
If you have a child or youth with a disability, please refer to our Accessibility Commitment page for more information on how we can support you and your child. If your child or youth identifies as LGBTQ, please refer to our LGBTQ Commitment page for more info on that.
After our break we usually spend a little bit more time singing a few songs and sometimes we watch a short video that’s designed to help get our brains chewing on the topic we’re going to be talking about that morning. When it comes time for the sermon, we are fortunate enough to have a teaching team, made up of several members of our leadership team.
You can find out more about our leadership team here
Whoever is preaching, they are sure to challenge us with some teaching on the scriptures. Their goal is to keep our attention and get us thinking on our own for the rest of the week. At Vox, we believe that everyone should be able to be included in the conversation. So whether you’ve been going to church your whole life or it’s your first time ever, we use language that everyone can understand.
Hopefully, this helps you have a better idea of what you’re getting into before you actually show up at Vox on a Sunday. We’re looking forward to getting to know you.
If you’d like to know a little bit more about what we believe you can check out our ‘Who We Are’ page
No explanation of what happens on a Sunday morning is ever quite cuts it, so ultimately we hope you’ll visit us to discover who we are for yourself!