How can I connect?

The easiest way to find out about St. David’s United Church is to come to a church service on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. At the moment that means signing up ahead by calling the office (780-986-2085) or using our digital sign up.  Please wear your mask, or we can provide you with one. 

Feel free to bring a coffee or tea with you, or a water bottle.  We can't wait to be able to share in after church snacks once Covid restrictions are lifted.

You can also contact the church office to talk to the minister or the connections coordinator. They would be happy to chat on the phone, meet for coffee, come for a visit or welcome you at the office.  

And… check out the upcoming events – most of these are open to all who might be interested.

What can I expect at the Sunday Service?

When you arrive, you will be greeted and shown to a pew.  We are physically distancing from one another but you can choose how close to the front or back you want to sit).  The details of the service are projected on to screens.  For songs, lyrics are on the screen but you also can use our hymn books.

Once Covid restrictions are lifted, our children programming will start again.  They gather with adults for worship but leave a little while later to join in their own singing, scripture and story.

For now we are all together, and share in of singing, reflection and prayer.  

Most services last about an hour.

What about kids?

People of all ages and abilities are welcome to be part of the church community.  

Most Sundays, there are special programs for children aged three and older. But every one of all ages and abilities is welcome to be part of the entire church service. 

There is a family-friendly worship and play circle in the sanctuary.  And there is a separate room (with a TV to watch the service) that families can use if they want more privacy.

Is the church building accessible?

There is reserved parking for those who need to be close to the doors, near the west and south doors.  The worship space and reception area are easy to access without having to climb stairs. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to be part of the church community.  

The church has a good sound system and hearing assist devices are available. 

Service animals are most welcome.

If we can help you in any way to be present for our worship experiences please let us know!!

Do I have to give money?

Certainly not. Just sharing in a church service is gift enough.

If you do want to make a donation, there will be a voluntary offering taken during the service to support the ministry of the congregation and mission work beyond St. David’s. Guests and newcomers should never feel obligated to give. In fact, everyone is free to give according to their own circumstances and desires.

Are there any special rituals I need to know about?

Other than an invitation to stand (as one is able and wishes) during times of singing, there are no patterns that should catch a guest by surprise.

About once a month, the congregation is invited to share in communion - a ritual common to almost all Christian churches where Jesus' last supper is remembered.  Currently we are using rice crackers and grapes, washed and offered to you in a personal (seperate) muffin liner.

Everyone is invited to participate in all aspects of the church service including Communion, but there is not requirement to receive.

St. David's practices an open table, where all who desire to share in this act of remembrance, spiritual nourishment and unity are welcome to partake, regardless of their age.

Visitors, people from other churches, those long-time and new to this church and those who are exploring the place of faith in their lives are welcome to share communion at St. David's.

Communion (sometimes called The Last Supper, Eucharist) is a reminder of the last supper Jesus shared with his followers just before his arrest and crucifixion.

It is an act of remembrance. Jesus told his followers to share meals like this as a way of remembering him.

It is an act of spiritual nourishment. Jesus told his followers to view the bread and wine as nourishment coming from him, even if his body would be broken and his blood poured out.

It is an act of unity. By sharing from a common cup and loaf, we are symbolically united with each other and with our Christ.