Thinking About Attending?
What to Expect
We know it’s not always easy visiting a church for the first time. You probably have some questions about the church you are attending and particular things that you are looking for. We want your first few weeks with us to be as comfortable and well-informed as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
Believing that God looks at the heart, not at our clothes, you should wear whatever is comfortable for you. You will find some people dressed more formally with suits and dresses and others coming in jeans or shorts.
Where do I park?
There are multiple places to park at Canton EFC. Parking is available off of either Chestnut or Elm Streets. Handicapped parking is available off of the main entrance of Chestnut Street.
Will I be conspicuous?
That is up to you. We have a Gathering Place near the main entrance off of Chestnut Street where you can get information or talk to someone who is familiar with Canton EFC. If you would rather go unnoticed, just enter the sanctuary and enjoy our time of worship. During the morning worship service you will have an opportunity to provide your name and address by filling out some information from the church welcome bulletin. There will also be a very short time to greet each other during the service, but no one is singled out.
What are the people like?
They are just like you. They have dreams and struggles, just like you. They have questions about the meaning of life and are looking for answers. We don’t have all the answers, but we know Someone who does. We are all interested in seeking to learn what it means to go on a life journey with God.
What about my kids?
Is there a safe place for my kids to have fun and be taken care of?Our Children’s Ministry provides a safe environment for your infant through three-year-olds in one of our four nurseries. You will find the check-in easily after you enter the building. One of the nursery directors will ask you to fill out a card and will attach a numbered name tag to your child’s back. You will be given a pager with the same number. If your child needs you, your pager will be called. The same pager must be returned to pick up your child.
What are the Worship Services like?
Each Sunday we celebrate what God has done for us, is doing in our lives today, and what we anticipate from Him in the future. Our worship service has a blended style and employs a variety of instruments and singing led by a worship team.
Will they ask me for money?
At Evangelical Free Church of Canton we do not ask our guests for money. The worship service is our gift to you. Whether you put something into the offering plate is up to you. We do take an offering during the service for our members and regular attenders to return to the Lord part of what He has given to us.
Is there a place for me at Evangelical Free Church of Canton?
Only you can make that decision, but we are here to help you determine if our church is a place where you can worship the Lord, grow in your faith and serve God by serving others. Contact anyone on our pastor staff by email or calling the church office for more information or talk to someone in the Gathering Place for more information about our church.
Will I still be welcome if I don’t believe the same things?
You will be welcome no matter what you believe. We are all on a life journey and want to encourage each other as we travel together. It is our hope that you will find a true relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This is the place to ask questions, to get to know what the Bible says and to meet followers of Jesus.
How will I know if Evangelical Free Church of Canton is for me?
Finding a church home might take some time and several visits to really know if a particular church is where you belong. While you are attending here, we hope that you find us friendly, discover places where you can learn, grow and make friends among our regular attenders. Please make the effort to talk to one of our friendly greeters or one of our pastors. The Senior Pastor, Bill Walder, is always available right after the service ends rights in front of the pulpit area. Please introduce yourself, he will be glad to meet you and share some things about our church that will be very helpful. You are welcome here!