NEW TO EPA?
If you are thinking of visiting EPA, we would love to have you! We want you to have the best experience possible, and so here are the answers to some common questions to help you plan your visit.
When should I arrive on a Sunday morning?
Our Sunday morning service starts at 10:30am. We suggest you arrive 10 - 15 minutes before the service to give you time to grab a coffee in our foyer and find a seat. If you have kids this is also the time to sign them in for their programs.
What can I expect during my visit?
When you arrive our friendly greeters will welcome you at the door. They can help you get answers for any questions you may have, and show you where to sign your in kids. Our service is usually about 70 minutes long, and includes live worship music, announcements and a 20-30 minute sermon.
What should I wear?
At EPA we are family, and just like any family we all wear different things. On a typical Sunday Morning you will see people wearing everything from casual clothes such as jeans and a t-shirt to dressier clothes such as dresses and suits. The most important thing to us is that you feel welcome and comfortable, so wear whatever makes you the most comfortable.
Will I be expected to donate money?
Definitely not! We do take up an offering however it is meant for our regular attenders to give as part of their worship. You’re free to give if you would like to, but there is no pressure to give at all. Feel free to let the offering plate pass right on by you.
What do you offer for kids during the service?
We run programs for kids age 0 - Grade 5 every Sunday morning. Each class is run by trained volunteers who have gone through a screening process that includes a vulnerable sector check. Once you sign your kids in they will stay with you in the service for the first three songs. They will be called up to the front after the offering time and dismissed with a prayer. There is no pressure for kids to go to the front before being dismissed, and so if your kids would rather wait with you until the other kids leave that is completely ok! For more information about our kids programs click here.
*Due to Covid-19 all of our children's programs have been suspended until further notice. For now our services are being held outside in our parking lot, and children are to remain with their parents to help ensure social distancing