Church is more than sermons and information, it breathes in conversations as we invite each other deeply into our lives. Our gatherings are not meant to be a show or a monologue, but rather an interactive experience–a dialogue. Join in, share what you have and take a piece of what others around you are offering. We work hard to make our Sunday gatherings an engaging and thoughtful experience, but it's the connections we make that bring that experience to life.
We have four identical services every Sunday at our Kensington Parish (2404 Kensington Rd NW)
9AM | 1030AM | 12PM and 7PM
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our services are 70 minutes. We begin right on time with some singing and liturgical worship elements designed to connect us with the ancient roots of the Christian tradition. Next we have a coffee break so parents can check their kids into the appropriate program and we all have a chance to greet our friends. BTW we also have an amazing crew of talented baristas that will make you a latte :) This is followed by a 30 minute sermon where we engage scripture together. If you ever need someone to pray with you that is also available after every service. Come as you are, we're pretty low key around here.
We love the vibrancy, the noise, the hope and the passion children bring into community. We want children to be "seen and heard" here at Commons. We have an amazing team of staff and volunteers, a secure check in system to ensure your children are safe, and an engaging experience designed to help kids grasp God's love. When you come to church your children are welcome to stay with you and experience the singing, after which we will have a coffee break when you can check them in downstairs with our team. Commons Kids runs at our 9AM, 1030AM, and 12PM services.
CURRENT TEACHING SERIES: JACOB
When a story is true, not just in fact but in its connection to life as it really is, it becomes a source of life. We get carried along with gracious surprise, finding pieces of ourselves, and who God is for us. This fall we follow the story of Jacob, that conflicted and restless man who wrestled with God. One of our favourite theologians, Abraham Heschel, teaches us that the Bible is more about God’s search for us than our search for God. Jacob’s story is proof of that concept. For what we see here, in vibrant detail, is how God chases Jacob, pursuing him through his wanderings and failures until at the end of his story we see him fully caught by grace. He realizes all that has happened: “[Jacob] worshipped as he leaned on the top of his sta .” (Gen 47:31) This story has it all. The mystery of birth order, the stress of sibling rivalry, the common seeds of relational breakdown, the consequences of falsity, the hope of romance, the long years of labour, the burden of an unreconciled past, the glory of forgiveness, the life changing effect of wrestling with God. It’s all here.