Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Coming to CBC this Sunday? Here’s a few frequently asked questions about our church:
“How do I get to your service?”
You can find us right off the Trans-Canada Highway in Emo behind the Dave Goodman Automotive (across from Cloverleaf). Directions here.
“Where do I park?”
Parking is front of the church and in front of Dave Goodman Automotive (across from Cloverleaf) if the church lot is full.
“When should I arrive?”
While the service starts at 10:30 am, we encourage you to arrive 5-10 minutes early to find a seat. You are also welcome to come to Sunday School, which starts at 9:30 before the service during the school year.
“Who can I ask for help or if I have questions?”
There are greeters at the front door and ushers (with lanyards) at the top of the stairs, who are happy to answer any questions you might have. Our pastor is also happy to talk to you at any time… just not right during the sermon. 😉
“Where do my kids go?”
We have a nursery available during the sermon for children age 3 and under. You can take your children downstairs to the nursery after the singing. Check out our Youth and Children Ministries page for activities for your kids outside of church.
“What kind of service should I expect?”
CBC is a solidly multi-generational church family and this is reflected in our Sunday morning gatherings. Our desire is that all who attend will feel welcomed and experience God’s love through their interaction with others. Check out our Sermons section for a taste of what you will experience during a service. The service itself is basically divided into two halves; the first half is praise and worship with one of our music teams. The second half is worshipful preaching from the Bible. Our pastor and ministry leaders would love to meet you at the end of the service, so feel free to linger afterwards and introduce yourselves.
“What should I wear?”
Anything from casual to semi-formal is the norm at CBC, and yes, shorts and sandals are fine in the summer.
“Will anyone stare at me if I wear jeans?”
Only if they’re really nice jeans.
“Is there assigned seating?”
No. Sit wherever you want! But if you’re stuck, we have a team of ushers to help you find a seat.
“What do I do during Communion?”
We celebrate Communion on the last Sunday of every month. At the end of the service, we distribute cubes of bread and then eat all together, followed by the small cups of grape juice. Participation is open to those who understand the meaning and are committed followers of Jesus. Please feel free to pass the plate by if you do not feel this is you.
“Will I be asked to say anything or do anything during the service?”
No. Often the congregation will be invited to stand during singing, but that’s about it.
“Where do I go for Sunday School?”
Children and youth classes are in the basement, while the ladies’ class meets in the room next to the sanctuary. The men meet across the parking lot in the Borderland Esso showroom. Sunday School is grouped by ages—we have classes for ages 3-5, grades 1-3, grades 4-5, grades 5-6, grades 7-8, high school, adult ladies and adult men. Come to church at 9:30 (or preferably a bit earlier!) and it should be easy to find your way around. If you can’t find the class you’re looking for, there will be people there who can direct you.
“What kind of music do you play?”
The musical worship at CBC is intended to encourage the congregation to participate in singing praises to our great God who loves us. Our music teams play a mixture of modern worship songs, older songs, and usually a hymn or two. On most Sundays you can expect to see a full band (guitar, bass, piano, and drums).
“What if I arrive late?”
Just quietly walk in and find a seat. If the sanctuary appears full, an usher will be on hand to direct you.
“Do I have to be Baptist to come?”