At ForestView we want you to be comfortable. When you visit on a Sunday you’ll experience great music, a message relevant to your life, friendly people, and an enjoyable atmosphere.
The first thing you’ll notice is our casual atmosphere with people of all ages and walks of life. We’re more concerned about your real life needs than about what you’re wearing. So dress casual and you’ll fit right in.
Music has the power to speak to our hearts. Our worship team will lead us in upbeat, contemporary songs of celebration and intimate songs of worship. We recognize that individuals worship in their own unique way. Some prefer singing and clapping, and others favour moments of quiet reflection. Some may enjoy standing while others prefer to sit. Whatever your preference, we encourage you to do what makes you feel comfortable.
Our messages focus on real life issues. We want you to be able to say that what we talked about on Sunday helped you throughout the week: at home, at work, and with your life.
Church, for us, is not about religion, it’s about a relationship with God. It’s not about pretending that we’re perfect, it’s about a God who is willing to give His grace to grow us.
For your kids
Children are very important at ForestView.
We are committed to ensuring your kids having a great experience at church. We offer age appropriate programs from nursery to grade 5. The staff and volunteers create a safe and fun place for children to learn practical lessons from the Bible and begin to develop a relationship with God.
Children in the Nursery (up to age 2) and Preschool (up to Junior Kindergarten) are signed in and out of their classes by their parents. Parents are given a security tag to present at the end of the service to pick up their children.
Children in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5 head upstairs to their own specially designed program where they begin the morning in a large-group singing fun worship songs, participating in a game and listening to a Bible story shared by an energetic speaker. The second half of the morning is spent in a small-groups organized by grade.
After enjoying a time of worship with the adults, Junior Youth (Grade 6, 7 and 8 students) are dismissed to participate in a time of learning focused on biblical principles that can be lived out all week long. Discussion topics are designed to help a build a solid foundation and strong relationship with God.
Roughly one Sunday per month Junior Youth will remain in the main Sunday morning worship gathering.
Getting More Involved
ForestView provides a wide range of opportunities for adults and children to move beyond Sunday Worship Gatherings and into a deeper and more meaningful relationship with Jesus and each other. To discover ways to become more involved:
- Spend some time surfing our website
- Read the announcements in our weekly bulletin and on the screens
- Stop by the Welcome Centre & pick up a brochure or ask for more info
- Provide your email address to receive our weekly email broadcast
- Pick up a copy of our monthly newsletter to read at home
Our staff is happy to answer any of your questions. Contact us during the week at 905-825-2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.