As a visitor to the church, you may wonder what to expect on your first visit.
What happens when I arrive?
We trust that you’ll feel welcome and at ease as you are greeted. Ushers will answer any questions you might have and provide you with a service bulletin. Visitors are welcomed but not singled out. No one will ask you to stand up or raise your hand and identify yourself.
What will the worship service be like?
The architecture provides a hint of what to expect. There is an appreciation for fine lines, grand music, solid traditions as well as contemporary excursions. The reading of Scripture and solid teaching are central to our worship. We follow a given order of worship, detailed in the service bulletin which you will be given when you arrive, so you will know what is happening next. Bibles (blue cover) and hymn books (brown cover) are provided. In addition to the pastors, lay members of the church are almost always involved in leadership roles during the worship service.
What other people will I meet, how should I dress?
Because of our location we receive guests from all walks of life and cultures. Some dress casually, others more formally. Internationals sometimes add a burst of colour by dressing in their country’s finest. Dress comfortably in a way that expresses your own values, accept the wide variety of attire in others, and you’ll fit in just fine.
First Sunday of each month
We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. If you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord you are welcome to receive the bread and wine, regardless of what denomination of which you may be a part. We extend an invitation to the Lord’s Table for both those who participate and those who observe. Come to this sacred table, not because you must, but because you may.
During a Communion service, Christians re-enact the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples by eating a piece of bread and drinking a bit of wine or grape juice. At First Baptist, the Communion grape juice is provided in individual plastic cups and, along with the bread, is served to the congregation in their pews. We partake of the bread first as a group, after everyone has been served. Then the “wine” follows in the same manner.
What about children?
There is a solid focus on children here. On most Sundays, early in the worship service, there is a children’s blessing and story time. Children may then leave the sanctuary to continue worship in the lower auditorium in age-appropriate Godly play and Rotation Workshop Oasis during the remainder of the service. We have a nursery for young children. All children’s workers are screened.
What if I want to connect further?
There are visitor cards which you can drop in the offering plate near the end of the service. The pastors will be at the rear doors of the church after the service and would love to greet you personally. Or stay and enjoy yourself and get to know us for a few minutes. This “Time for Friends” in the lower auditorium provides a great opportunity for getting to know each other over beverages and cookies. Our church office is open Monday to Thursdays 9:00-4:00 (during July and August, 9:00 to noon). But it is best to call ahead to be sure they are available when you visit. Feel free to click on the “Let’s Communicate” link on this page.
We are situated in the heart of downtown Regina, on the south edge of Victoria Park. Click on Map & Directions at the bottom of the page for further details.
There is plenty of on-street parking. Metered parking is free on Sunday . The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame allows us to use their parking lot, which is on the east side of our church, on Sundays. The parking lot south of the Youth Centre is privately owned and not available for parking at any time. The church is an easy 15 minute walk from most downtown locations. There is reserved parking for people with disabilities on the west side of the church, which provides direct access for our elevator.
Please click on the Calendar of Events to see the schedule for Sunday School, Learning for Life, Sunday Morning Worship and other events.
If you are curious as to what our services are like, please view our videos of recently streamed services .