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100 YEARS

WESLEY

UNITED CHURCH

Rev. Heather M. McClure

SUNDAY MORNING

10:30 A.M. WORSHIP

OTHER SERVICES & EVENTS

AS ANNOUNCED 



5964 Notre Dame de Grâce
N.D.G., Montreal


514-484-7221 
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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT HAPPENS IN A SERVICE?

WHERE IS THE CHURCH LOCATED?

HOW DO I GET THERE?

CAN I TALK TO THE MINISTER?

WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?

DO I HAVE TO GIVE MONEY TO THE CHURCH?

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO CHURCH?

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN A SERVICE?

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Weekly worship takes place on Sunday Mornings at 10:30 am in the sanctuary. Our service includes prayers and singing, readings from scripture and a sermon. As well, we have a time where our minister speaks to the children up at the front, before they go to Sunday school.

 

When you arrive, an usher will offer you a bulletin and hymn books so that you can follow and participate in the service. You will also be invited to make yourself a nametag - we all wear them - so that we can get to know one another better. If you need to use a bathroom, they are well marked or the usher will point them out for you.

 

Most of the time our service is about one hour long, but occasionally it lasts a little longer. After the service there is a time of refreshment and fellowship during coffee time. This is a great opportunity for you to chat with others in the congregation as well as our minister.

 

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated 6-8 times a year and is announced ahead of time. Our Communion table is an open table and all who seek to be in a closer relationship with God, including children, are welcome to take part in the sacrament.

 

If you are interested in the Minister’s latest sermon click here.

 

WHERE IS THE CHURCH LOCATED?

Wesley is located in central NDG just north of Sherbrooke St. West. You can find us at 5964 NDG Avenue at the corner of Royal. If you are familiar with Lower Canada College, we are just down the street from them.

 

HOW DO I GET THERE?

If you are travelling by public transit, the # 138 bus runs west on Cote-St-Antoine and East on Notre-Dame-de-Grace Avenue between Cavendish Boulevard and the Atwater Metro. It stops just a block from the church either way. If you are coming from the Vendome metro, take bus #105 on Sherbrooke to Royal Avenue and walk up a block and a half.

 

If you are driving, please be aware that NDG Avenue is a one way street from west to east. As for parking, we rely on street parking, which is not a problem on Sunday mornings.

 

CAN I TALK TO THE MINISTER?

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You sure can. Rev. Heather is around after worship for a casual conversation, but if you need to speak with her privately, you can arrange an appointment with her in her office, at your home, or at a coffee shop, by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?

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Many people find it difficult to bring children to church. They fear that their babies will cry and or that small children will run around. Our experience is that, while babies cry and small children can get restless, there are easy ways to deal with both situations. 

 

First of all we recognize that all people, regardless of age, are children of God and welcome in worship. Secondly, babies and children learn by repetition, so coming to church on a regular basis will help them learn about how to be and act in church. Thirdly, babies and children like to see what is going on and they are most content when their basic needs are met. 

 

So we suggest a few things to help make the worship experience happier for them and for you.

 

  •     Bring your baby or child (ren) to church regularly and sit near the front so they can see everything.
  •     Bring a drink and/or snack for them and feel free to nurse your infant – we allow this in church.
  •     If you know that your child is very restless, a quiet toy or book is perfectly acceptable to bring along.
  •     When the minister has a talk with the children, encourage your child to go to the front with the others, or if they are shy or very young, come to the front with them. 

 

After the minister has a talk with the children, they normally go off to Sunday School. If they are five or under, they can go to the nursery; there will be someone who will care for your child while you enjoy the service. There is Sunday School for children 6-12 and Youth class for those over 12.

 

We also encourage you and your family to stay after the service to share in our coffee time. There is coffee, tea, herbal tea and juice available as well as a sweet snack. This is a great time to meet members of the congregation and the minister and to let them get to know you. It is also an opportunity for the children to interact with everyone without the confines of the pews or worship

 

DO I HAVE TO GIVE MONEY TO THE CHURCH?

Giving is not a requirement for coming to church. Instead it is a response of thanksgiving for the many gifts we receive from God. 

 

There are many reasons and many ways to give to the church. Some people give to the church, because they recognize that the church needs money to survive. Some give because they think it is the right thing to do. Some give because they want to share the abundance they know in their life. Some give because they get a tax receipt. Some people give money and others give of their time and talents. Some people bring food for the food bank.

 

When you come to Wesley, the offering plate will be passed to you during the service. If you would like to give something, you can use the visitor’s envelopes that are in the pews. If you would prefer not to give anything, you can just pass the plate along. No judgement will be made either way.

 

If you decide to give regularly, we recommend that you ask for envelopes, so that we can give you a tax receipt at the end of the year. Please speak to our minister and she will make sure you get them.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO CHURCH?

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At Wesley we are pretty relaxed about what people wear to church. You will see everything from jeans to suits on the men and jeans to dresses on the women. We suggest that you wear what you are comfortable wearing, though we do not recommend pyjamas.