New to Community Alliance Church? If so...
Hello and Welcome!
Perhaps you’re new to the area and looking for a church to call home. Maybe you’re in town visiting family and would like to find a place to worship on Sunday. Or perhaps you’re exploring Christianity for the first time (or the second or third) and are thinking of stopping by to learn more. Whatever the reason, you’re welcome here anytime. We know it can be awkward walking into a new place, particularly if you don’t know anyone.
Below is some information about us that we hope will help you feel more comfortable:
Our Sunday morning service begins at 10:30am and wraps up between 11:30am - 12:00pm. Prior to that, you'll hear the worship team practicing on stage and see the hospitality team getting coffee and bulletins ready. You might find adults who are finishing up their Bible study in the library, or see students wrapping up the 9:00am CAC Youth Group study. Some come early to catch up with friends in the lobby before the service begins. Come early, come on time... and if you're running late, come anyway! There's always a seat for you.
Our Sunday morning service includes a variety of opportunities to share both praises and concerns, to pray with and for one another, and to celebrate what God is doing in our lives.
The sermons are rooted in the Bible’s truths. We read Scripture together and examine how it applies to our lives. Questions posed by our Pastor may be for us to answer internally, or perhaps to answer out loud, like in a classroom. Not to worry; sharing is always optional.
Led by a talented team of musicians, the ultimate goal of our Worship Team is to help you experience God's presence. At times the team consists of just one or two members, while other times a full band plays on stage! On most Sunday mornings, the music style is contemporary.
We’re a pretty relaxed bunch, relating to each other like a family and not strangers who sit next to one another on Sunday mornings. Our dress is not formal and we don’t care if you’re having a bad hair day. Children are welcome wherever they're most comfortable: in the service or attending CaMA Kids (our children's programming). You're welcome to lift your hands in praise while you sing or to sit quietly in silent worship. You’re welcome just as you are.
The first Sunday of each month is when we hold Holy Communion. Anyone is welcome to share with us in this act of worship. As believers in Jesus Christ who accept Him as our Savior, communion is a vital part of remembering the sacrifice that He made for us. (Not sure how to accept Jesus as your Savior? Fill out this Connection Card or use our Contact Us page to let us know - we'd love to talk with you more about this!)
You may also hear us refer to this day as Celebration Sunday. On this particular Sunday, we take a few moments during the service for members of our congregation to share ways in which they've seen God moving in their lives that month. This could be anything from an exciting announcement or the blessing of an answered prayer, to a prayer request for a difficult situation. Sharing these things with the whole church helps us remain connected to one another and to be watching for how God is showing up in our lives.
Kids & Students
Both our Children's Ministries (aka, CaMA Kids) and Youth Group Ministries switch up their typical Sunday morning schedules during the summer. On summer Sunday mornings, kids and students of ALL ages join the rest of the congregation in the sanctuary for the duration of the service. This time reinforces the belief that the kids and students are an equal part of the congregation and should have times to participate with the church, as a whole, as we worship God and learn from Scriptures.
We provide quiet activities for the kids to utilize during the service, such as books, coloring or activity pages and even follow-along Bible lessons. Kids may take these materials back to their seats with their families as they join in worship with us. We also have a library across the hall from the sanctuary, where parents can take kids who need a brief break from sitting still. Books, toys and light snacks are available there, as well as a television that live-streams the service so that parents don't miss the morning message!
Location & Parking
Community Alliance Church is located at 190 Pond Road, in Hinesburg, VT 05461. We’re right across Pond Road from the fields at Champlain Valley Union High School. On Sundays, you’re welcome to park anywhere you like in our front and rear parking lots.