Whether you're new to the area, new to our church, or just new to this site, we're glad you're here! Here's 5 quick things you can do to get to know who we are and what we're 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 8:30am (all are welcome) before launching in to our two main services at 9 & 11: come early for a coffee and to meet some people!
We usually begin with corporate worship through singing followed by prayer and listenting to the Lord together. After some brief announcements, we continue our worship by reading the Word, hearing a message, and responding through song and prayer. We always close the service with a blessing or "benediction."
Great and important question! We love kids at Oceanside and want them and you to feel safe and welcomed. Therefore, we've dedicated an entire separate page to this question so you can come confident knowing what to expect. Check it out here.
Yes! Join us live at 9am for live interaction online with our online hosts, or worship anytime afterwards on our website, Facebook, YouTube, or on our church app!
This is especially for those who are sick or not feeling well, travelling, or unable to gather in-person for health or other reasons. We encourage you to come in person for the best way to be encouraged by the faith community and grow together in our faith!
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 into our services. We also love to inject some vintage vibes, as well as always singing together at least one cherished hymn that has stood the test of time!
We have parking available at the front, side, and back of the church, with handicapped parking by the front and side entrances. The church is all on one level with no stairs to contend with and we have a wheelchair designated area in our sanctuary for wheelchair users and their companions. Just ask one of our door greeters to show you where!
We also are pleased to provide message manuscripts for the hearing impaired. Please contact us to help us prepare for you!
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.
Lots! We have a calendar of regularly occurring and one-time events listed on our events page. Some weekly events include Life Groups, daily supporting the Errington Elementary breakfast program, community support groups (NA), Oceanside Prayer (Tuesdays, currently on hold), monthly prayer and worship evenings, regular youth and young adult events, women's events, and so much more!
More than we can list here (but see here), but a good summary is in this video:
You bet we do! But because we have a lot of women pastors and leaders, we get asked about it a lot, so we've compiled some resources for you!
Our network of churches recently released a statement on gender equality. We are a conservative denomination that takes the Scriptures seriously, so we think it says something when they release a statement for our 1,200 churches across Canada on this.
Listen to Joseph's message on this statement
Read Joseph's article in the local newspaper on women and Christianity
Listen to some biography messages about great women leaders
More insight in this message as well
A resource on Women Lead Pastors from our sister network in the US (AG)
And we have a few great resources in our library so just ask us for recommendations!
Only under special circumstances, such as when service/therapy dogs are required. Otherwise, due to the sensitivities of others and the amount of children in our services, we ask you to please keep pets at home.
Let us know what you're passionate about and what areas you'd like to get involved in by filling out our volunteer application at the link below.
Get in touch any of the following ways:
- Use the chat feature on our homepage
- Send us a message below
- Fill out a Connection Card
- Call us! 250.248.5333
- Text us! 855.965.1161
- Email: [email protected]
- Contact us on social media
- Drop by! We hope to meet you soon!
1420 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2C9 (across from the Co-Op)