What   To   Expect


No matter who you are or where you’ve been, you’re welcome here.

Visiting a church for the first time can be a little daunting. Where do I go? Where do my kids go? Is it safe? What will the music be like? What is the teaching like? What will people be wearing? These are all valid questions to ask when looking for a new church.

Here is a brief run-down of what to expect at Richmond Hill Pentecostal Church.

Where Do I Park?

We have designated parking available for our first time visitors however our lot does fill up quickly.

Additional parking is available next door at Hillcrest Mall.

Please be mindful to keep all fire routes clear.

What Should I Wear?

Just be yourself! We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you’re joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you’re wearing.

Some people dress casually, some dress culturally and others prefer to put on their “Sunday best,” and that’s fine too! We think you’ll fit in no matter how you dress.

What Are The Services Like?

During our praise and worship portion of the service, we express our heart to God in a variety of ways. Some people sing, raise their hands, clap, dance, and rejoice in the presence of God. Since we also believe in the active moving of the Holy Spirit in our church, you may also experience a message in tongues, interpretation, or prophecy according to the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14. We also have times in the service where people are invited to the front to pray for healing, deliverance, or salvation.

Following our praise and worship portion of the service, a message is shared from the Bible. These messages are called sermons and are meant to encourage everyone to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Often using humour, stories, and illustrations, messages proclaim the Word of God. Sermons conclude with a time of worshipful reflection and response around the altar.

Where Do My Children Go?

For parents with young children, our fully staffed nursery and toddler program is available in the lower level for the duration of the service. You may sign in and drop your child off at the beginning of the service.

Our kids (for all kids from kindergarten to grade five) enjoy their own exciting Kids Church program led by our Children's Director and Kids Team, also in the lower level.

Jr. High students (grades 6-8) may also join their own class in the lower level during the sermon. They are dismissed following the worship portion of the service.

All our volunteer ministry teams meet or exceed all our requirements in our Plan to Protect Program for the safety and welfare of all our children!

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