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1. Where is your church located?
The Point Church meets in three different locations. Our Bathurst Site is located at 780 O'Neil Avenue, Bathurst, NB, our Chatham Site is located at 616 Wellington Street, Miramichi, NB, and our Newcastle Site is located at 582 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB. If you are looking for us during the week, please stop by our Newcastle Site.
2. Am I welcome to come if I'm a different religion or denomination?
Absolutely! We have a ton of people who join us each week who grew up in lots of different religions and denominations. We have people who grew up Jewish, Catholic, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, United, etc. Everyone is welcome here!
3. Do you have any programs during the week for Adults?
We sure do! Visit this page to find out more about our programs for adults.
4. What denomination are you?
Although everyone is very welcome, The Point Church is a member of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada. To find out more about the Convention, visit their website here.
1. What time are your services?
Our summer hours are now in affect:
Newcastle Site (582 King George Highway, Miramichi) Sundays @ 9:30am only
Chatham Site (616 Wellington Street, Miramichi) Sundays @ 11:00am
Bathurst Site (780 O'Neil Avenue, Bathurst) Sundays @ 11:00am
At our Newcastle Site (582 King George Highway, Miramichi) we have two services on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11:00am. At our Chatham Site (616 Wellington Street, Miramichi) we have one service on Sunday mornings at 11:00am and at our Bathurst Site (780 O'Neil Avenue, Bathurst) we have one service on Sunday mornings at 11:00AM.
2. How long are the services?
During our summer months, our services have a one hour guarantee. Otherwise, most of our services run for an hour and ten minutes or less. Feel free to come a few minutes early though to grab a cup of free coffee and plan on staying a few minutes late to get a chance to meet a few people!
3. Do I have to bring anything with me when I come?
No. With hundreds of people regularly attending our services, gatherings and events, you most likely already know some people once you get here, but always feel free to bring a friend.
4. What about my kids? What will they do during the service?
We care a lot about kids here at The Point Church, and we want to make sure that they enjoy their Sunday experience as much as you do. We've got incredible programs for kids from birth up to grade five during all three of our Sunday morning services.
5. What can I expect when visiting?
Expect to see people just like you! Some of us are young, and some of us are older. Some of us dress up for church, and some of us dress very casually. We are all real people.
When you first walk in, you'll be greeted at the door by some friendly people. You'll be offered a cup of free hot coffee, and probably a treat or two! A typical Sunday service consists of some music, a practical message full of hope, and sometimes a couple of other surprises!
6. What kind of music do you play during your services?
We play a variety of music at The Point Church - everything from hymns to contemporary worship music and we may even surprise you with something totally different! Many of our regular attendees say that the music is one of their favourite parts of attending church at The Point Church.
7. What should I wear to a service?
Whatever you are most comfortable in. Some of us dress up on Sundays, and some of us dress very casually. No matter what you decide to wear, we guarantee you won't feel out of place.
8. Will I know anyone at your services?
We hope so! Hundreds of people call this church home, so we imagine you'll see someone you know. If you don't, don't worry - we're sure you'll make friends here fast and soon everyone will be a familiar face!
9. What will I have to do at a service?
Sit back, relax, and participate as much or as little as you want. Some in the crowd will be standing and singing along to the music, but don't feel pressured to do that. We do have an offering time during the service, but we have incredibly generous people who attend this church and who help support the work of the church, so don't feel pressured to give at all when the offering plate passes.
10. Where do I go when I get to the church?
That depends on which site you are attending!
If you are visiting our Newcastle Site, find a parking spot, then head to the closest entrance you can see - all our doors are open! The adult programs are upstairs and the children's programs are downstairs.
At our Chatham Site, you'll want to find a parking spot, then head in to our main entrance. Walk up the stairs into our lobby - auditorium is to the left or go down the stairs to the right to find the children's programs.
At our Bathurst Site, you'll want to find a parking spot, then head in to our main entrance. You'll walk up the stairs and turn left into our auditorium or go down the stairs to find the children's programs.
11. Am I going to stand out like a sore thumb?
Nope! We have new people visiting with us every week and we guarantee you'll find people just like you at our church!
12. Where do I park?
At the Newcastle Site we have parking available in four primary places: at the front of the church on the King George Highway, across the street from the church in the large parking lot that you see (below the old Court House), at the rear of the church, and in the parking lot below the church which is behind the mason hall.
At the Chatham and Bathurst Site we have one primary place to park - just turn into the church's property and you can park there!