|Life in our Parish
St Alban's is a vibrant, constantly evolving parish, with many great ministries and activities. At our Sunday services, we meet together to study the word of God and gather around the Lord's table as we celebrate communion.
Both the 9:15 am and 11:00 am services provide Sunday School and nursery.
We want to be a church that whilst continualy getting bigger, also gets smaller. We want every member to feel that they are a part of the St Alban's family. In an effort to build such a community, throughout the year we run many courses and Bible Studies, such as:
- The Good Sense Budget Course
- Proclamation Trust Video Workshops
- Alpha and Christianity Explored Courses,
- as well as weekly Bible study meetings at the church.
There are many ways for people to be involved at St Alban's. We can't wait to see how God is calling you to serve at St Alban's!
We have regular guest services where parishioners are encouraged to invite friends and family to hear the message of the Bible specifically targeted at non-believers. We value evangelism and hope to continue to serve God and fulfill the commands of Matthew 28; "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations."
In keeping with this, many parishioners at St Alban's have served on short-term missions, something which we are proud to support. The Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship chapter at Ottawa University has sent several teams, including St Albanites, to Ecuador, and we have been delighted to support these missionaries both financially and in prayer. Members of our parish have also been on short-term missions to Madagascar and Mexico.
We have a great heart for student ministry at St Alban's, and our proximity to the Ottawa University Campus is challenging us to get out there and witness to students. Plans are in the works for a mission to the University, whereby students can be encouraged to come and hear the Word with us at St Alban's. Our College and Careers group, known as "AL", started this year and is steadily growing.
We, as a church, are a member of Willow Creek Association Canada (WCAC), a network of churches committed to build prevailing churches that will reach our country for Christ. As members of WCAC, we declare that the work of Christ, through the local church, is the hope of the world. WCAC is an international commitment that links St Alban's to a wider community of practitioners committed to giving their best to God and to each other.
We support the Artizo program for training young people in ministry. This means we take on interns (currently Nat Bigsworth and Eric Melby) who undertake a one-year program of training and serving God in the church, as they discern whether they are called to full-time paid ministry. This is a program based in Vancouver, but more specifically originates from the Ministry Training Strategy (MTS) program in Australia.
We hope that you enjoy our web page and that you will consider coming out to join us as we worship God together at St Alban's.