I'm New, What can I expect?

Welcome, we are glad you are here.

We know it is not easy visiting a new church for the first time. It can often feel intimidating. You may have questions like: Am I really welcome? Will the people be friendly? Will I be noticed? How should I dress? Will I know where to go? What is there for children? Will they enjoy it?

It is very important to us that you have an enjoyable, stress-free experience and feel welcomed when you walk through our doors.

Hopefully below you will find the answers to all of your questions. If you have any other questions please contact us of check out our FAQ page. We would be very happy to have you join us for worship this Sunday.
SERVICE TIMES?
Our Sunday services are approximately 90 minutes in length including a time of worship through music, prayer time, and a biblical message that will both encourage and challenge you in your spiritual journey. Sunday School starts at 9:30am with class options for all ages, followed by the service at 10:45am. Feel free to join us for both events, or either one.

WHERE CAN I PARK?
You can park in our main parking lot, on the street or in the mall lot across the street. There are a few spots reserved for those with limited mobility by our main entrance on the North side of the building.
 
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Come as you are – Dress ranges from jeans to dresses & suits. Feel free to dress in what is most comfortable for you.
 
WHAT IS THERE FOR CHILDREN?
We love to see whole families come to church. There are three children's programing options available for ages 0-grade 6 during the service. If you wish to have your kids with you during the service, or for the older ones there are kid's bulletins available in the front foyer.

The Service

WALKING IN
When arriving for the service you can expect to be greeted with a friendly smile at the front door (behind a mask that is). From there feel free to check out the Welcome Center in the front foyer or find a seat in the sanctuary or balcony. There will be Ushers around to help you out.

WORSHIP
Once you are seated you can take the time to settle in, read through the upcoming events in the bulletin, fill out a connection card, (we would love to hear from you), or visit with those around you. Your bulletin and connection card can be found on our website, app (search Prince Albert Alliance) or in the front foyer.

Next the worship team will take the stage, give a welcome, and invite everyone to stand. If you are able and would like to stand this is your opportunity to stand and join us in singing songs of worship. If you are unable to stand or would rather sit that is fine too. Whatever is most comfortable for you.

Over the course of the service we generally sing 5-6 songs. If you do not know the songs feel free listen until you feel comfortable joining in. If you would like you can find some of the songs we might sing on our YouTube playlist.

ALTERNATE WORSHIP
After a few songs you will be directed to sit down. From here the order of events may change. At this point there may be a sharing time, baptism, prayer time, or children’s feature or dismissal.
THE MESSAGE
Following the alternate worship portion of the service one of our pastors will take the stage and jump into the teaching portion of the service. The sermon is about 30-40 minutes in length and generally includes a reading from the Bible and teaching aimed to challenge, inform, and encourage you in your walk with Jesus. Most of our sermons are recorded and uploaded to our website. If you wish to listen to a sermon you can check out one of the past sermons.
 
OFFERING/COMMUNION
At the Prince Albert Alliance Church, we take an offering as an act of worship for believers that call this their “Home Church.” It is not an admission fee. If you are a visitor or have not yet made the decision to follow Christ, please feel no pressure. There will be no plate passed along, but instead boxes can be found at the exit points of the building.

On the first Sunday of the month we take part in communion. Communion is an act of remembering what Christ did for us on the cross and in His resurrection through the sharing of juice (His blood) and bread (His body). If you aren’t familiar or comfortable with the act of communion you can simply decline when you are offered the elements when you enter the building.

DISMISSAL
At the close of the service please feel free to chat with those around you, but if you feel more comfortable slipping out, that's fine too. We would be glad to see you at one of our services!