Your First Visit?




You’ve browsed our website and you’re beginning to think about coming along to a service at 3C Community Church.

Well we’ve pulled together some pointers that other visitors have found useful when coming along for the first time.

Use the tabs below to find the information you’re looking for.



Where is 3C Community Church?

Our church building is in Upper Cam, opposite St Georges church on Church Road and on the edge of the new Littlecoombe development.

If you’re using a SatNav use the postcode GL11 5PG 

Directions

  • From the A38, at the roundabout for Slimbridge, Cam & Dursley take the Cam exit.
  • Follow the road until you reach the mini roundabout by Tesco.
  • Go straight over the roundabout, passing the Methodist church on your left.
  • Follow round the left hand corner and turn immediately right.
  • Pass the fabric mill on your left and a cricket ground on your right.
  • Turn left at the junction, heading up the hill.
  • 3C Community Church will be on your right, pass the building to access the car park.

What time should I be there?

For our Sunday morning service, people start to arrive at 10:00am to have time to catch up with friends.

The service starts at 10:30 and usually ends at 12:00.

(It’s best to arrive before 10:30 as parking in the church car park is limited.)

What happens afterwards?

Once the main service is over most people choose to stick around for a coffee, biscuit and chat. You’re certain to strike up a conversation with a number of our friendly congregation members discussing anything from rugby, country music, classic motorbikes or even the mornings talk!

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Where do we go?

We have a welcome team who will be on hand to greet you when you arrive. If that’s enough for you then they’ll point you in the right direction and let you be, but if you’re unsure then they’ll walk you in and introduce you to a friendly face inside.

Is there disabled access?

We have reserved parking spaces for visitors with mobility difficulties. There is a ramp from the carpark down to the chapel and the minor hall can be accessed from there. Ask one of our welcome team if you need assistance.

Do you have a loop system?

We have a portable loop system that is available for any visitors that have a compatible hearing aid.

What should I expect?

We have a ‘Worship Team’ who will lead us as we sing songs to, for and about God – the lyrics are projected on a screen. There will probably be times of open prayer, some people may share something that God has revealed to them and there might well be people ‘speaking in tongues’. At some point there will be a biblical message from a speaker and then we take time to respond to the message in prayer and song.

We believe that God is living and that He delights in His children. When we gather we come anticipating that the Holy Spirit will be present in our meeting to speak to us, challenge and change us; and our prayer is that this would be your experience when you meet with us.

Do I have to join in?

You don’t have to join in with any part of the service, unless you wish to.

When we ‘take communion’ as part of our service we explain that this is an important act for anyone who is already seeking to follow Jesus in their daily life. If you aren’t sure that that describes you then we’d encourage you to stay in your seat and think about the things you’ve seen and heard about Jesus.

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Will my children be welcome?

Absolutely – most weeks there is an organised children’s activity during the ‘talk’. On the weeks when this isn’t available there will be space and activities at the back of the chapel for children.

There is a crèche available for parents with babies. There is a video link which helps to keep you ‘connected’ with the service.

We ask that you remain with your child in the crèche.

What should I wear?

Our church has a “come as you are” dress code. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for what you should wear. Wear something you’re comfortable in.

Do I need to bring              ?

All you need to bring is yourself. We have bibles that you can use and if there’s anything else you think you might need, speak to one of our Welcome Team and they should be able to sort it for you. (FYI – Dominoes pizza isn’t a need)