Whether you're new to the area, new to our church, or just new to this site, we're glad you're here.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
What's a typical Sunday morning like?
Sunday is our weekly celebration where people spanning the generations (we have newborns to 94 and everything in between!) gather together to worship. We start off with pre-service prayer at 9:30am (all are welcome) before we begin the service at 10. After a time of corporate worship through singing and some brief announcements, we continue our worship through a coffee and fellowship time around 10:40. After grabbing a tea or coffee and greeting a few faces, we come back to the sanctuary to read the Word, hear a message, and respond through song and prayer. We always close the service with a blessing or "benediction."
What can I expect for my kids?
Our children’s ministry is run by a team of dedicated and trained volunteers who long for kids to know God. We call the children to the front after the worship music (around 10:40am) and then they go to their classes where they usually start with supervised playtime and singing. The kids then split into smaller classes or groups for the Bible lesson and activity.
What is the music like?
We are blessed to have some amazing worship leaders and musicians who love God, including several current and former studio and professional musicians. Overall, we maintain a contemporary style of worship, incorporating modern songs from worship groups such as Hillsong and Bethel. We also love to inject some vintage vibes, as well as always signing together at least one cherished hymn that has stood the test of time!
What does parking look like/is the building wheelchair accessible?
We have parking available at the front, side, and back of the church, with handicap parking by the front and side entrances. The church is all on one level with no stairs to contend with.
What "tradition" or "denomination" are you affiliated with?
We are a part of a relationally-based, co-operative fellowship of churches known as the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC). For more information on our beliefs and why we partner with the PAOC, check out the beliefs section of our website.
What’s happens during the week at Oceanside?
Lots! We have a calendar of regularly occurring and one-time events listed on our events page. Some weekly events include Life Groups (Bible studies), daily supporting the Errington Elementary breakfast program, community support groups (NA), Oceanside Prayer (Tuesdays), weekly Men's breakfast (Wednesdays), Homeless outreach with Manna Homeless Society (Saturdays), monthly prayer and worship evenings, youth and young adult events, and so much more!
How do I get involved?
Let us know what you're passionate about and what areas you'd like to get involved in by filling out our general volunteer survey and application. Once we receive it from you, we'll be in touch very soon about incorporating you into the team!
If you can't find the information you need on our site (or even if you can!), please give us a call, send an email, or drop by the church! We hope to meet you soon!
1420 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2C9
(across from the Co-Op)