What to Expect on a Sunday Morning

If you are new here, Welcome to Courtenay Baptist Church!  

Courtenay Baptist Church is a multi-generational, multi- ethnic group of people coming from various economic and educational backgrounds and stages of life, whether married, single, of any age, with or without families.

We have two meetings each Sunday morning; one at 9:15 am and the other at 11 am.  As you enter the building, someone will be ready to greet you and answer any questions that you may have about our church or the Sunday morning meeting. There are bathrooms located in the hallway to the left, on the same floor as the auditorium. If you have mobility concerns, there is an elevator located on the entrance level to bring you to the second floor to the auditorium.

Near the entrance, there is a ‘Kids’ Quest’ Check-In table to register your child for the children’s program that runs during the meeting. Program leaders are available to answer any questions you may have.  Children start in the auditorium and are dismissed to go downstairs after the first few songs, usually during the welcome time when people are invited to greet the people sitting around them. Kids’ Quest leaders will be waiting at the back of the auditorium to take the children to their classes.  Children will remain downstairs in their classes until you are free to collect them.

 There is a staffed nursery for children ages newborn to age 3 on this floor, as well, where your child can play while you attend the meeting. The children’s programs are available only at the 9:15 meetings.   More about Kids’ Quest and nursery

 Both meetings have the same message but differ in the style of music used.  The first service has a more contemporary style and sound and is made up of songs that have been composed more recently or restyled.  The music team consists of a number of people and utilizes a number of different instruments including guitars, keyboard and drums.   The second service has the traditional sound of hymns, piano, and organ usually lead by one person. The pastor or another speaker will teach from the Bible for about 35 minutes. The meeting will end with one or two more songs. The meetings each last about 1 – 1 hour 15 minutes.

At 10:30 am, after the 9:15 meeting and before the 11 am meeting, we offer coffee and tea downstairs for those who want to chat with old friends or make new ones.