St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Belleville is a collection of wonderful God loving people. Creative, talented, generous individuals of every age and every background are gathered as Christians, coming together in fellowship to confess their faith and worship God. It is a fellowship in which Christ's Spirit is present, and through which he continues his work of redeeming love in the world.

We would love the opportunity to meet you and join us in worship one Sunday. We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future!

What do Presbyterians believe?

This is a deep subject. We've touched briefly on it in our Theological Background page and you can read more about the subject by visiting The Presbyterian Church of Canada's website and reading "What We Believe".

You've never been to church before?

No problem! Here's what to expect. When you enter the church, 2 members will greet you with a warm handshake and smile. Feel free to ask them for guidance about anything. They are a wealth of information or can help you find the right person to talk to. These are also the people to ask if you need assistance finding our hearing service, our large print song books or even colouring pages for the kids. You will then be handed the service bulletin, which you can follow along during the worship service. The bulletin explains the order of service and will help you to find hymn page numbers, when the children go to the front of the church for a story before Sunday School scripture readings and other events. The bulletin also includes the St. Andrew's Pulse insert, which explains the events of the week, upcoming activities and other social tidbits.

At a regular service, the following is usually the sequence of events. The organist plays during the prelude of the worship service and at 10:30, Pastor Job welcomes everyone and the congregation then sings the first hymn. The minister and the congregation then take turns reading aloud the short Call to Worship, which you can follow along in the bulletin. The processional hymn is then sung.

At the end of every service, everyone is invited to the round room (the same door that the Sunday School leaves through at the front of the church) for Happy Hour. This is a time for refreshments and social gathering. The perfect opportunity to talk with others about anything and everything while enjoying a cookie or a sandwich and a cup of coffee. You can meet the other people that attended church, make new friends, talk about the sermon, ask questions about activities going on, or just put an end to that rumble in your tummy! At the same time as Happy Hour, the Sunday School hosts Sunshine Hour, where cookies and juice are available to the children. This allows them to make friends, read a book, or play a game while parents enjoy Happy Hour or come up and talk to the Sunday School teachers. A great way to end a wonderful Sunday morning!

Is your church a solemn traditional church or a modern church?

St. Andrew's is a blend of traditional and contemporaries, as like most families, we have many generations with many different ideas. But together, our church family loves to have fun!

Thinking of becoming a member? Want your baby baptized? Planning a wedding?

These and many other common questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question cannot be found there or you need more detailed information, please feel free to contact Pastor Job van Hartingsveldt at info@standrewsbelleville.ca, he would be happy to help you out!


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