Sunday Mornings at NEXT

We are meeting in person and live steaming on Facebook at 10:00 am

Coffee

As per the AHS guidelines for faith communities, we will not be serving coffee or other refreshments until further notice or the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Sunday service starts around 10 a.m.

Make your way to NEXT Christian Community. We meet in Red Willow Community Church located at 15 Corriveau Ave., St. Albert.

Come in. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and say hi to someone before heading into the sanctuary for the service.

Worship

As per AHS guidelines, our worship leaders will sing on stage at a safe distance; the congregation may not sing along with them.

As you walk into the sanctuary you’ll be greeted by great live music. We sing classic theology-rich hymns and thoughtful contemporary worship songs here (some of which were composed by our own resident songwriters). Once in a while you might also find someone painting or presenting poetry as worship. We love the arts here.

If you have kids bring them into the sanctuary to sing along and worship God with us. If you think children should be seen and not heard, NEXT might not be a great fit for you.

Liturgy

We like to keep things somewhat traditional around here. While we’re definitely an evangelical church, we love to anchor our Sunday services in some of the meaningful rhythms of the Church calendar and elements of liturgy. Come along for the ride and walk through some scripture readings, prayers and giving back as a community before we send the kids to their own NEXT Kids Community programming.

Wisdom

Sit back and listen as Pastor Wendy walks us through a piece of the Bible. Gain a deeper understanding of the scripture and learn how you can apply its lessons in your life.

Community

After the sermon we’ll sing a couple more songs and pray together before heading out to the lobby. At this point parents can pick up their kids from NEXT Kids Community.

Stick around for a little while and meet someone new.

NEXT Kids

Sign-In

When you come in, we ask you sign your kids in at the NEXT Kids tables in the foyer and help them make a name tag.

Kids will be dismissed to NEXT kids and accompanied by workers from the service. Volunteers will come find you in the service if your child needs you.

Our amazing (well-trained and pre-screened) volunteers are eager to teach your kids about Jesus in a way that makes sense to them.

Children under the age of 2 are not allowed to go to nursery except with a parent who stays physically distance as per the AHS faith community COVID-19 guidelines

 

NEXT Kids Programs

Nursery (Infants to 2-years-old)

Nursery is available for babies and toddlers up to 2-years of age. Our nursery has clean, age-appropriate toys and lots of hands to help.

Sprouts Class (Ages 2 - 6)

Are in our children’s church space. The focus here is a story from the Bible, play stations and crafts with a teacher who knows that kids need to feel the love of our community by being given focused attention and a play focused learning opportunity. We want them to know that Jesus loves them, God created them and they matter in the world.

Plants and Pillars (Grade 2 to 6)

These students have also spend some time in age appropriate exploration of the Bible. We want to help get them ready to read and understand the Bible for themselves. Their class is shorter and ends with play in the gym

We know that our Grade 4 – 6 kids are ready to bring faith to life and we offer them the opportunity to help with younger kids. They are eager to serve and make a difference and we don’t wait until they are teens to help them understand how God has wired and gifted them.