christmas at southside 2017
Candlelit Christmas Eve Services:
Saturday, December 23rd - 2, 4 & 6 pm
Sunday, December 24th - 2, 4, & 6 pm
We've Got a
Seat Saved for You!
All services are held at Sardis Secondary School: 45460 Stevenson Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 1M6
What to expect for Christmas Eve at Southside Church
Our candlelit Christmas Eve services are dynamic and moving - featuring a Christmas choir, a live band and a message of the Hope of Jesus from our Lead Pastor, Mike Mannes. Services last 1 hr and 10 mins, and are decorated with dozens of enormous live fir trees, chandeliers and Christmas lights. To get to the Main Stage, enter the front doors and immediately turn left. The Adult Service is held in Sardis Secondary School's gym.
Please enjoy a free Nespresso Coffee on your way in (and add eggnog if you want!) and grab a freshly baked cookie (this year's choices are gingerbread, oatmeal white chocolate pecan craisin, and shortbread dipped in dark Lindt chocolate).
To watch the sermon of the "A Thrill of Hope" Series (December 17), click below!
Our Southside KiDS team is gearing up for the best Christmas ever with your kids! Southside KiDS services happen during every adult service, and our safety team/KiDS check-in team/experienced KiDS team leaders ensure that their space is just as safe as it is fun! To check in your kids, head straight through the front doors, along the main hallway, and at the end of that hallway, you'll find the check-in desk. We recommend checking in your children 15 minutes before the adult service begins.
Grades 1-5: An outdoor Christmas Train ride, a live Petting Zoo and a "Make-Your-Own-Slime" party
Preschoolers: "Happy Birthday Jesus Party" and a Candy Cane Hunt through CandyLand
Nursery: Polaroid Picture Keepsake Christmas Ornaments to take home
*Train and Petting Zoo available for Pre-Schoolers between services*
Frequently Asked Questions
If you're planning a Sunday at Southside Church, there's a seat saved here for you! We do church a little differently than some other places, so here are a few frequently asked questions to help you plan your trip.
Where do I go when I arrive?
Our parking team will direct you to the closest available spot in the Sardis Secondary parking lot - just follow the smiling faces in the bright orange vests!
As you're walking to the building, our greeters will meet you and show you where to find the Main Stage, restrooms, coffee cart, and Southside KiDS Check In. If you need anything throughout your visit, feel free to stop by the Next Steps Centre, or just ask anyone with a Southside Church lanyard/name tag. Any one of our Home Team members would love to help you!
What should I wear?
Our regular Sunday services are very casual, but many people like to dress up for the Christmas Eve services, so rest-assured that there will be a comfortable mix of all fashions and styles! Please don't feel like you have to dress up, and wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable.
Can I attend Southside Church if I'm______?
Whatever label you may feel applies to your life: divorced, single parent, broke, recovering addict, gay, transgender, atheist, skeptic, etc... Everyone is welcome at Southside Church, so come as you are.
What should I do if I'm new?
One of our very favourite things to do on a Sunday is meet people who have joined us for the first time that day. If you're new at Southside, we've got a valuable gift for you, just for showing up! Visit the Next Steps Centre any time between services and they'd be happy to get you your gift (and answer any questions you may have while you're there).
We've got a gallery of sermons from past Sundays and series'. If you missed a Sunday, or just want to see what Southside is like before joining us one morning, check these out!
MISSION & VISION
Southside Church exists to invite to follow Jesus one Next Step at a time.
We love God, love people and love this city.
As we live out this Mission, we believe that God will work through Southside Church to see Chilliwack changed
One Life, One Story at a time!
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