We've all been in your shoes at one time.
you belong here.
Whether you're new to CLA or haven't yet come to visit, we're glad you're checking us out! We've all been the "new person" at one point and we know it's not easy. Sometimes it's pretty overwhelming trying to figure out the building, the kids registration process, what our service flow is like, what to do during different parts of our service, and then the really big question - how do I get connected?
Come as you are
Church is for absolutely everyone - no matter who you are, what you've done, what you believe, who you love, how old you are or how you dress. There's no special dress code (you'll usually see our pastor in jeans) and the entire family is welcome.
We celebrate kids
We know that little kids can have a hard time sitting still. And we're 100% ok with that! We believe that church should be a family thing and we celebrate everyone in our church family - from the oldest to the youngest! We wholeheartedly welcome kids into our Sunday services. A comfortable nursing/feeding room is just off our main lobby for the use of moms and infants. Our nursery cares for infants and toddlers to age 2, and our children's ministry is dismissed following family worship for children age 3 to Grade 6.
we have a plan to protect
All of our children's workers are screened and trained with the Plan to Protect program. All children in our nursery and kids ministry are signed in at our Kid's Sign in Table in the main lobby at the beginning of the service. You and your child will both be given a matching safety sticker that ensures that your kids can't be picked up by a stranger and also provides us with your contact info in case we need to get in touch with you during the service.
we want to get to know you
We know it's hard, but please come introduce yourself to one of our team before, during or after the service! You can easily identify our team by those wearing the "host" lanyards or visiting our info desk in the lobby. We would love to meet you and help you connect into CLA, at whatever level is comfortable for you.
Let's Be Friends
We know it's kind of intimidating to walk into a new place for the first time. If you'd like to connect in advance of Sunday morning, please send us a quick message to let us know you're coming - we would love to keep an eye out for you this weekend and introduce you around!