We are glad you are checking out SBC online, but we would love for you to visit us in person. We understand that coming to a new place can be overwhelming so here is a bit of information to help you prepare for your first visit.
Springfield Baptist Church is located at 12471 Whittaker Road on the north edge of the village of Springfield. We are about 10 minutes from Aylmer, 20 minutes from Tillsonburg and St. Thomas, and 35 minutes south of London.
When you arrive we have a large parking lot and a covered drop off area for cold or rainy days.
Coming in through the main entrance you will be greeted by friendly SBC folks. Many of our families volunteer as greeters offering handshakes, paper bulletins (also available online), and helpful information.
If you arrive early, feel free to grab a cup of coffee (informally serve yourself in the hallway) and visit with our friendly SBC family.
Sunday School begins at 9:30am in the auditorium with a couple of songs and some announcements. Everyone will then be dismissed to classes that are available for all ages – nursery through adult.
We aim to end Sunday School at the 10:20 bell to give time for a washroom break and stretch, and for those arriving for the 10:30am service to find a seat. We have lots of seating and ushers try to help you find a place for your family, but we’re friendly so feel free to squeeze in or ask someone if they can move down a seat to make room.
We meet for a time of worship in song and prayer before the sermon. Children JK through grade 4 will be dismissed prior to the sermon.
We love kids at SBC and have lots of ways for them to worship and learn on a Sunday. There is no registration required for our Sunday morning programs, but we would encourage parents of children with allergies or special needs to introduce themselves and their children to the teacher to ensure the best experience possible.
Our nursery is available for infants to age 3. You can bring your children down the nursery as soon as you arrive, or at any point during the service. When you arrive in the nursery, our volunteers will ask you to sign your child in and leave any instructions. If you are looking for a quiet place to nurse, the nursery provides a couple of rockers, or you are welcome to use the comfy loveseat in the library.
Sunday School is available for all ages. Our age 2/3 children have a Sunday School class in the nursery room and we have classes for littles, middles, junior high, and senior high as well as an adult class.
Junior Church is available for JK through Grade 4. These children will be called to the front to chat with the pastor prior to being dismissed to a class just for them during the sermon.
Our children are encouraged to bring a Bible and learn memory verses. Parents are encouraged to help them accomplish both of these!
All of our volunteers agree to and review our child safe procedures annually and we require all volunteers over the age of 18 to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local police department.
We love to make a joyful noise to the Lord and that comes in many forms, but our primary objective is to be worshipful and meaningful. We sing a variety of songs new and old, contemporary and hymns, accompanied by piano and sometimes a guitar. We are thankful for our worship teams and instrumentalists who share of their gifts to help us worship.
Our pastors preach from the ESV and passages are not displayed on a screen so we encourage you to bring a Bible or utilize a Bible app during the service.
Our Sunday School service starts at 9:30am is restricted to one hour in order to start our 10:30 service on time – which we try hard to do!
The 10:30am service (worship and sermon) is usually about 75 minutes long, but our sermons can go a bit longer and communion Sundays extend the service as well.
We have communion at the end of the service on the first Sunday of each month. You do not have to be a member of SBC to partake in communion, but you do need to be a follower of Christ. Our deacons will pass out the bread (crackers, including gluten free alternatives) and the grape juice and we all eat and drink together after everyone has their communion elements.
We have people coming in various styles and “levels” of dress up or dress down, but more than anything, we believe that God wants people to come with willing and hungry hearts.
Some of our ladies find that we keep the building a little cooler than they find comfortable in the summer so bringing a light cardigan is encouraged.
No plate will be passed during the service, but we do have a donation box in the foyer for anyone who likes to give. We are a registered charity so we can provide tax receipts. Envelopes are available in the foyer so that you can be receipted for your donation. We also have options to give via etransfer. Speak to the greeters or any member of SBC to be directed to Marcie who can help you with any giving questions.
We do provide a weekly bulletin. There are a few printed copies available at the door for those who want a paper copy. An electronic copy is posted on the church website under Resources and you can be added to the email list by contacting the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcie Tenk is the church administrator. She is available to answer your questions, or direct you to the person who can best answer that question – pastor, deacon, or ministry co-ordinator. Marcie is in the office Thursday and Friday mornings from 9am to noon and can be reached outside of those times at email@example.com or her personal phone at 519-697-5994. Or you can use the Request Info box directly below this information.
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