Where are you located? - 54 Woodlawn Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (on the corner of Woodlawn Road and Mount Edward Road). Bus routes 62 & 72.
Is there parking? - Yes, we have lots of parking and are accessible by public transit.
What time do you meet? - Our services are every Sunday at 10 AM. They last approximately 1 hour and are sometimes followed by our Connection Café, hosted by volunteers in our Brick Hall, a time to meet others and share refreshments.
Do I need to pay? - You are not expected to give any money. Each service does include a voluntary offering if you wish to contribute to the work of the church.
Are you a part of a denomination? - We are a congregation of the United Church of Canada.
Do I have to be a good person? - No. None of us is good enough on our own, we need one another. If you are feeling like you need some support, help, and guidance in life, join us at Woodlawn where we share faith together.
What do I wear? - Wear what you feel comfortable in.
Do I need to wear a mask? - Currently we recommend that people wear masks while singing hymns.
What is worship like? - See past services on Facebook or YouTube.
Am I expected to sing? - No, but feel free to sing, and singing out of tune is ok. Churches sing songs as a way of expressing their love for God. Join in if you want or just listen.
Do you have programs for children? - Woodlawn has a dedicated children's ministry and Youth Coordinator. We offer children's programming most Sundays of the year except during the summer months. See our Youth and Kids section for more information.
Where do I go when I arrive? - Enter through the big doors at the front of the church. Hopefully you will be welcomed and provided a weekly bulletin. Sit anywhere you like, there is no assigned seating. There are hymn books in the pews but the words to all hymns and any unison readings will also appear on the screen, except during the summer months. Please feel free to introduce yourself, ask questions, and stay for Connection Café after the service.
Will I feel welcome at Woodlawn United Church? - We want people to feel welcome at Woodlawn. Just remember, the church is not a building. The building is where we meet, but a church is a community of people who want to support each other. It's not about rules - Christianity has some rules, but it's about relationships with God and others, with the presence of Jesus as our guide.