New to Church FAQs
Are you new to church? Well, here are some answers to some frequently asked questions that should put your mind at rest. If you have any more questions about Hebron, church and what to expect then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can I expect from coming to a Hebron service?
Firstly, expect a warm welcome and a family feeling. Come in, grab a seat wherever you want. There will be some singing which you are welcome to join in with but there is no pressure. Sometimes there are interactive children's talks or reports from different people who are working for God across the world. We think it is important to hear from God's Word, The Bible, so there is then a sermon from the Bible for the rest of the service.
How long does a service last?
All our services last about an hour. The breaking of bread service runs from 10am-11am, there is tea and coffee served after this service which is a great opportunity for you to get to know us better. The family service then runs 11:30am-12:30pm and the evening service is 6:30pm-7:30pm.
We want you to feel as comfortable and as at ease as possible. At Hebron you will see jeans, suits, dresses, jumpers, ties and dungarees! Come as you are in whatever you feel comfortable in.
The only churches I’ve known have been freezing. Will it be cold?
We try to keep the church toasty but in an Aberdonian winter this is sometimes difficult. We would recommend wearing as many layers as you would at home.
What if my children are noisy?
We love having children as part of our church family. God loves children and we do too! There are lots of children who come to Hebron who make varying degrees of noise. There is a crèche where you can take little ones. We also have a great children and teenagers programme where your child will be kept happy and taught during the sermon part of the service.
Do I have to bring money with me?
During our services we pass round an offering bag for people who call Hebron their 'home' to contribute to the needs of the church. Please do not feel obliged to contribute if you are visiting. If you would like to know more about giving at Hebron see our giving page
There is parking available on the surrounding streets and in the multi-storey car park on Huntly Street. (Most streets and car parks have charges from 1pm to 5pm on Sundays.) Skene Street is free all day Sunday and you'll usually get a space there if you're early enough! There are four spaces on the street right outside the church which we try to leave for those who really need them - but there is space there to drop people off if you need to
We are delighted when any believer wants to take the step of baptism! Please speak to one of the elders who will arrange to meet with you, with another elder as well, to talk through your understanding of your faith and to explain baptism and arrange the details with you.
How can I become a member?
We would love for you to join our church family. We believer that becoming a member is an important commitment. it's a bit like marriage, for better or for worse. We see it as a really important thing: to know that you are committed to us and we then can be committed to you. Please speak to an elder
who will be delighted have a little chat with you.