Get to Know Us
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I get there?
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. we begin with a family Sabbath School, where the emphasis is on devotions and worldwide missions.
At 10:00 a.m. the adults have a group Bible Study Class and the children and youth separate for their Sabbath School Classes.
We begin our Church Worship Service at 10:50 a.m. So the choice is yours! What are your interests and how would our schedule fit with your Saturday mornings?
Is your building wheelchair accessible?
Sadly, no it is not. We await a wealthy benefactor to help us make this dream a reality, but currently we have outdoor stairs up to the front door.
What’s a Church Worship Service like?
At 10:50 a.m. our worship service begins with singing, announcements, prayer, and scripture reading. It is a mix between casual communication and a formal “order of service.” Because we involve as many of our members as possible, the songs may be hymns or may be contemporary praise and worship songs. The main speaker may be the Pastor, it may be a church elder, a guest speaker, or another member with a testimony to share. What remains constant is positivity, praise, prayer and the presentation of Biblical truth.
Are offerings mandatory?
Each week people are invited to give tithes and offerings, but it is a freewill gift. We recognize that there are many ways people give back to God and that there is a wide range of resources between the various households represented in our congregation.
Do you accommodate the hearing impaired?
We have several headsets that our audio-visual volunteers are happy to lend out to those who benefit from some added amplification. These are cleaned and maintained at the end of each service.
How do I join your church?
Many people join us each week to worship and fellowship by just attending our services. Everyone is welcome! Regular visitors, as well as members, can participate fully in all our services and are welcome to become volunteers. They are also included in our regular church communications. However, only “official” members as allowed to hold a position on the Church Board or vote at Church Business Meetings.
There are several ways to become an “official” member: If you have moved from another Seventh-day Adventist church, you may request to have your membership transferred. Talk to an Elder or the Church Clerk to learn how.
If you were a part of another Christian denomination, or are new to Christianity, you may request Bible studies to learn more of what the Seventh-day Adventist Church is all about. Then, depending on your circumstances, you may request to join our church through a Profession of Faith or Baptism to become an official member.
Your membership would then be established within the Seventh-day Adventist denomination and you would specifically be listed as an “official” member of Living Hope Church. Please talk to the Pastor and church Elders who would be happy to help arrange Bible studies.
Do you have a dress code?
The short answer is no, we do not. We want people to feel comfortable. Some people come in jeans and T-shirts, some come in dresses and suits, and some come in the special, cultural clothing of their homeland.
Can I request special prayer?
Yes! You are welcome to directly contact our Pastor or our Head Elder Hank Bueckert (306- 220-6853). Another option to consider is joining our mid-week Prayer Meeting. This meeting is held online via Zoom each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. As its name suggests, it is a time devoted to praying for each other’s concerns.
Phoning the church is not the best option, since we do not have a church secretary on duty during the week, and voicemail is not checked daily.
What is there for children to do?
Each Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., there are Sabbath School classes for the children and the youth. (Preschool, Kindergarten – Grade 3, Grades 4 – 6, and Teens).
On the third Saturday of each month, there is a Children’s Church program, (aimed for ages 4 – 10).
To help busy families, there are activity clipboards available in the lobby. These provide some quiet things to occupy young children during the worship service. Included in the worship service is a special, children’s story time, and often children are given the opportunity to help with the service. (leading congregational singing, providing special music, reading scripture, collecting the offering, etc.)
During the week, children (ages 10 – 15) can choose to join Living Hope’s Pathfinder Club. This is a church-centered, spiritual and recreational club that provides many opportunities for children to learn new skills and get outdoors.
Twice a month there is a teen, gym night (ages 12 and up). This is an evening for the youth to get together, play sports and have a short devotional time.
How can I get involved?
If you feel that Living Hope is the church for you, we would love for you to get involved. By attending regularly, it will be easier for us to get to know each other. That way, when you share your interests, you can be directed to the department leader(s) that can facilitate your desire to share your God-given talents within our church. Please note, that to become a volunteer in our Children’s Ministry department, our church requires a copy of your current, police background check.
Our Mission Statement
‘Seek Jesus, Serve Others, and Grow as Disciples that Your Joy May Be Full’