In the summer we move our services outside to enjoy the natural environment and reach out to our community.
When: Sundays, 10:30, July and August
Where: River Mill Park, downtown Huntsville
What: A simple worship service with upbeat music, practical teaching, and a craft for kids.
What to bring: A blanket or some chairs to sit on
Since the very beginning, part of our vision as a church has been to use the beauty of Muskoka as a way to help people encounter God. One way we do this is by moving our worship services outside for the months of July and August. Set in beautiful River Mill Park in downtown Huntsville, Church in the Park is a chance for spiritual seekers and dedicated Christians to come together for some uplifting music, a practical message, and a craft for the kids. This is a unique chance to connect with God with the sun shining, the birds singing, the breeze blowing, and the Muskoka River meandering by just a stone's throw away. And since it's in the heart of town, we also see it as an outreach to our community and a chance to connect with people who might not be ready to try church "indoors." We have had people listen in from the downtown rooftops, from the nearby playground, or from their apartment window.
Located adjacent to the town dock, this is a service you can canoe, bike, boat, kayak, skateboard, walk, or even drive to. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs to sit on (we always have a few extra if you forget). We do music a little differently than we do when we're inside: rather than a time of congregational singing, which presents logistical challenges, we tend to present the songs in more of a "concert in the park" format and encourage people to reflect and pray even if they can't sing along. Sometimes we invite singer-songwriters and special guests to share their music. After the music, the kids usually head to the AdventureLand tent (within view of parents) for a simple craft.
We watch the forecast and weather radar very carefully, so check our Facebook page before you come for weather-related relocation.