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1. Where is your church located?
The Point Church meets in three different locations. Our Newcastle Site is located at 582 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB, our Chatham Site is located at 616 Wellington Street, Miramichi, NB, and our Bathurst Site is located at 780 O'Neil Avenue, Bathurst, 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, or who have no religious background or beliefs whatsoever. 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 our CBAC family, visit their website here.
1. What time are your services?
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?
Our services are about 60-70 minutes in length and we work hard to make it the best hour and ten minutes of your week. Come a few minutes early to grab a free cup of coffee from our Overflow Coffee Stop, and drop the kids off at KidsPoint.
3. Do I have to bring anything with me when I come?
You don’t need to bring anything, but you’re always welcome to bring a friend along, or just find a new one when you get here! With hundreds of people now regularly attending our services, gatherings and events, you will most likely already know some people once you get here.
4. What about my kids? What will they do during the service?
Children Birth through Grade 5 get to enjoy KidsPoint. We not only love kids- but kids love The Point Church. We've got incredible programs during all of our Sunday morning services. For more information, click here.
5. What can I expect when visiting?
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 60-70 minutes of inspiration. It will feel a lot more like a wedding reception than a formal ceremony or traditional ritual. You won’t need to know what to say, any secret signs, or things to recite. There will be some music, some videos, a practical message full of hope, and often a couple of other surprises to keep things interesting!
6. What kind of music do you play during your services?
We play what works! We use music to inspire, challenge, and connect. You’ll hear a variety of music at The Point Church - everything from a familiar hymn from days gone by to contemporary worship music. From time to time you’ll even hear secular songs that connect with the message we’re presenting. Many of our regular attendees say that the music is one of their favourite parts of attending at The Point Church.
7. What should I wear to a service?
Wear something comfortable and expect to see people dressed just like you! Some of us dress up a little, and some of us dress very casually. It’s the weekend - come as you like.
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. You can sit at the back at small tables, or up front so you don’t miss a thing. You can bring your coffee right inside the auditorium, or hang out in the lobby and catch up with an old friend. Some in the crowd will sing along with the band, others will continue to sit back and listen. We simply ask that you come with an open mind - explore some new thoughts and decide for yourself if this is helpful for you.
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! Our auditoriums are designed so that you walk in from the back and can sit anywhere you like. Slide into a back seat, at a small table, or walk all the way to the front - the choice is yours. We have new people visiting every single week and we know you’ll find people just like you, no matter who you are, here at The Point!
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!
Don't see your question answered in this list? Contact the church office and we'll be happy to help!