Here are some responses to “frequently asked questions” that visitors or guests to St. John’s may have:
What are the times of your Sunday Worship Services?
On most Sundays we have Worship Services at 9.00 am and 5.30 pm. During certain parts of the year, like Easter, Christmas and during January, there may be just one Worship Service or additional services. Please check the bulletin or home page for times.
Where is the church building?
Our church building is located in Bundaberg South, on the corner of George St and Boundary St. If you are coming from the city centre, go south on Barolin or Targo Streets and then turn left onto George St. You will find us on the right, east of the South State School. … you can’t miss us.
Where can I park?
We don’t have a church parking lot but there are plenty of parking spaces available on Boundary St, George St and Bell St (the street behind the church, off Boundary St). The main entrance to the church is off George St.
Is there wheelchair access to the church building?
Wheelchair access is not available at the entrance to the church building, due to a series of steps. Wheelchair access is available through a double-side door on the west side (Boundary Street side) of the church building. A concreted ramp leads up to the doors. Please ask one of our Sunday morning ushers/welcomers to assist you – they will be more than happy to do so!
What do I need to know to participate in your Worship Services?
The words for our Worship Services are projected onto the walls behind the altar, so no hymn/song books or paper orders are needed. Holy Communion is celebrated at most of our Services and the pastor will indicate how this is distributed. Attenders who do not wish to receive Holy Communion are welcome to come forward for a personal blessing.
Do you have a dress code?
No. Come in whatever clothes are comfortable for you.
Are children welcome?
Yes, children of all ages are very welcome at St. John’s. We are understanding and accepting of “young sounds” and a child’s need to wiggle and move. School aged children may wish to join in our Sunday morning KMotion program which starts after Holy Communion in the 10.15am service.
A cry room is available for very young children and provides some privacy for nursing mothers. A change table is also available in the room.
Do you have information packs for visitors?
Yes, these can be collected from the entrance table area. Various brochures about our ministries are included in our “Visitor Welcome Pack”.
How can I leave my details with you?
Please speak with the usher or welcomer and leave your details with them.
Normally pads of “Message Cards” are provided in each pew, together with pencils, but these are unavailable at this time. You can provide us with your details by filling in a Message Card and placing it either in the Offering Bag distributed during the Service, or in the Return Box near the church entrance doors.
Do I need to give any money?
No. As a guest or a visitor, your presence is gift enough. While we welcome financial contributions in support of the ministry and mission of our congregation, we do not “demand” or expect you to give. For Christians, giving is a cheerful “heart response” to God’s love and grace.