Please introduce yourself so we can help with any questions you may have!
All are welcome! Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we extend a warm welcome to all joining us in worship.
We are located in the Erin Mills South area of Mississauga, next to the South Common Centre and Wal-Mart. Our address is 3535 South Common Court (off Burnhamthorpe Road between Erin Mills Parkway and Glen Erin Drive).
We have ample free parking in front of the building. Also, we are handy to public transit – South Common bus terminal is immediately east of our building.
We have two services: 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
The 8:00 am service has less music and is a shorter service.
The 10:00 am service has more music included and offers programming for children.
We encourage all to arrive 10 minutes before worship begins to find your seat and to get comfortable.
To enter the church, use the entrance to the right with the two glass doors.
Wear what you are comfortable wearing. We gather as one in Christ Jesus – some casual, others more dressed up. We are excited that you’re joining us and want you to be more focused on the experience than what you’re wearing.
Inside the entrance of the church, you’ll meet our greeters, who will give you a friendly welcome and answer any questions you may have.
Our church family is made up of many nationalities, ages and church backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of the community in which we live. We consider this to be a great strength. Many live in Erin Mills, but many live in other areas of Mississauga and even beyond – Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Brampton and Etobicoke.
Our commonality is a desire to learn more about Jesus and what having a relationship with Him means for each of us.
Our Sunday morning worship includes hymns of praise and worship, prayers and communion.
During our service there are times we sit, stand or kneel. If you are unsure, just watch what others do. You are welcome to assume whichever posture is most comfortable for you.
The services last usually around 1 hour 15 minutes.
We have resumed our Sunday school programming and will be providing nursery care again soon.
As our guest you are under no obligation to contribute, though of course we are grateful if you choose to do so. At this time we have a collection box that sits in the front door of the Church and a collection plate that sits inside the sanctuary doors.
If you choose become a member of the parish and wish to make regular donations using our pre-printed envelopes, direct deposit, etransfer or paypal, we issue CRA eligible tax receipts at year end using Donarius® church management software.
All baptized Christians, including children, are invited to receive both the bread and the wine at Holy Communion. All may come forward for a blessing, indicated by crossing your arms.
When it comes time for communion, people are guided to the front of the church. The clergy will place a communion wafer in your open palm. You don’t need to say anything, but many of us reply with a heartfelt Amen. You then take the wafer from your hand and eat it.
In the Anglican Church we drink real wine from a common cup (we sometimes call it “the chalice”), which is offered to you by a church member. You may take a sip from the cup. It’s okay to touch, hold, or steady the cup. It’s also okay to receive only the wafer. If you would rather not consume the wine, you may pause at the cup to hear the words of communion.
If you don’t want to take communion at all but would like a blessing, go to the front with everyone else and just cross your arms over your chest. You are also welcome to remain in your seat during this part of the service. If you have mobility concerns and would like communion brought to you, just signal an usher and they’ll make it happen for you.
After service we invite everyone to join us in the fellowship hall (across from the sanctuary) for a cup of coffee and a cookie and to have a chance to connect with one another.
Our piano and organ (as well as other instruments on occasion) help to express our worship and praise as we sing a mixture of traditional and more modern hymns.
Our choir provides musical leadership at the 10:00 am service.
You will not be singled out in any way. We hope your experience with us is comfortable for you, and it would be good to get to know you better.