First Time Visitor?
Welcome! It's not always easy to know what to expect at a new church, so we've answered some FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) below. We look forward to meeting you!
What time should I arrive? Is there parking?
Arrive anytime between 10:15-10:25 to have time to park and find a seat. The service begins at 10:30 am. TBC has a parking lot as well as street parking available.
What should I wear?
TBC is a mix of styles, cultures, and formality. People come in anything from jeans and T-shirts, to suits and dresses. Wear whatever feels comfortable and appropriate for you.
Is TBC mobility accessible?
Yes, we have small ramps leading to the front door, and an elevator installed for anyone requiring accessibility.
What's the offering? Do I have to bring money?
The offering portion of the service is a chance for those who call TBC their church home to financially support the work we do here. There is absolutely no obligation for visitors to donate.
What is Communion?
Communion is when we as a congregation eat the bread and drink the juice that symbolize the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, as he commanded to his disciples. Those who believe in Jesus and accept his forgiveness and lordship are welcome to participate. Otherwise feel free to let the bread and juice pass you by. We typically celebrate communion on the 1st Sunday of each month.
How long is the service?
It is usually 90 minutes, and ends at 12:00. Following the service coffee and snacks are served in the foyer. This is a great time to meet some of the wonderful people here.
What's the music like at TBC?
Here at Thornhill we have a mix of contemporary and traditional styles. Our praise band includes drums, guitars, bass, and is a more upbeat style. Our services often also include hymns accompanied by an organ and piano. We are also blessed to have a choir who sing a variety of styles every other Sunday. Whatever the style, we praise and worship Jesus together.
Where do my kids go?
Kids have their own program, called Hilltop Kids. Every other Sunday they start at 10:30 upstairs in the Fireside room together. On alternate Sundays they begin in the service with their families, and are dismissed upstairs after the singing portion of the service. We ask that parents new to the program sign their kids in upstairs before leaving. Ask an usher (or any friendly face) if you aren't sure where to go.
The program is for kids aged 3 to grade 6. We also have a nursery program for kids aged 0-2. If you need to stay with your child, we have a playroom available, with a video and audio feed so you can still listen to the service.