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What can we Expect?
We know that walking into a different church for the first time can be difficult. What can I expect? And what will be expected of me?
On this page, we will do our best to answer the many questions you may want answering before you come and check us out for yourself.
Have Questions? Some frequently asked questions we answer below but if you’d like to know more please don’t hesitate to contact us or speak to someone in the Welcome Area as you come in.
When to come?
Our Family Celebration service starts at 11:00 am each Sunday and many people arrive about 10 to 15 minutes early. We hope you will experience a wonderful time of worship, learning and fellowship with us. You can expect uplifting worship, and a relevant bible message. An informal style.
Worship at CCF is a blend of the best modern Christian songs with some of the much loved traditional hymns. Our bible teaching seeks to hold fast to bible teaching applying God’s truth into 21st century living.
What to wear?
Just be yourself. People at CCF wear a real mix of styles – jeans, shorts, T-shirts, Sunday best, smart casual…etc. We don’t have a dress code, so please wear what you feel comfortable in.
What about the offering?
During our worship each Sunday we do not take a collection. As you leave there is a Tithe and offering box on the wall to the left of the exit.
The life and mission of CCF and other Christian organisations and individuals is financially supported by members who give regularly. If you would like to support the ministry then please feel free to do so – but don’t feel under any obligation!
What about the children?
Crèche During the service there are crèche facilities for
0 – 4′s available. Your young ones will be lovingly cared for from the moment you take them through. You will be able to enjoy the remaining worship and teaching uninterrupted!
Sunday School is for children from 4 – 11 years with great age appropriate activities – including Bible Stories, Games, Quizzes, Craft, Memory Verses, competitions and much more.
What about Communion?
Here at CCF we celebrate communion on alternate Sundays.
Communion (The Lord’s Supper) provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the love of God that led Jesus to give himself a sacrifice for sin. For believers, the Supper affords a time for special communion with the Lord, expressing thanks for Jesus' sacrifice that enables us to have fellowship once more with God our Father.
If you know Jesus as your personal saviour we welcome you to take part. If however you have never made that decision. Please don't be embarrassed. when not taking part.
Castlebar Christian Fellowship takes the safety of children and young people very seriously. All Sunday School teachers / Youth workers have been vetted by the Garda Vetting Unit and have been accepted as volunteers within Elim Ministries Ireland.