We hope that your experience at Really Living as a first-time visitor will make you feel right at home — whether you’re a long time churchgoer or have never been to church before.

What time should I arrive?

Our main service begins at 11 am. We suggest you come about 10 minutes early to get familiar with the facility and find a place to sit. A member of our welcome team will greet you at the door and provide a program. If you indicate it is your first time attending, they will direct you to the Welcome Centre to receive a gift and answers to any questions you may have.

Before our main service, we also offer Bible study classes for adults, youth, and children, starting at 10 am.

What can I expect?

Our usual service lasts about an hour-and-a-half and involves three main elements: music, prayer, and a sermon.

MUSIC // We typically open with a live music session of about three or four songs, also known as our “praise service.” It incorporates a contemporary blend of upbeat and meditative music. The congregation is invited to sing along if they wish. Lyrics are displayed on a large screen at the front, and many attendees choose to stand as they sing. You should feel very comfortable to either sit or stand, and to either sing along or simply listen.

PRAYER // During our prayer time, many members of our congregation choose to gather and kneel together at the front of the church in what we call a “Garden of Prayer,” while others prefer to kneel where they are, or simply stay seated.

SERMON // Our main feature is the spoken message, or sermon, that is shared by one of our pastors or occasionally a guest speaker. It aims to challenge and inspire us with Biblical truths that are relevant to our daily experiences. Expect to laugh, contemplate, enjoy multimedia, feel encouraged, and leave with something to think about.

Is there anything for my children?

Children aged 4-10 are invited to join Really Living Kids during the sermon. This high energy Bible-exploring program involves various stations including crafts, stories, music, snacks, games and more. There is also a drop-off care in the nursery available for ages 0-3, if needed.

Please note that on the second Saturday of each month*, children stay in the auditorium for the full service in a special family-friendly service that we call “Family Sabbath.”

*Some exceptions apply. See calendar.

What should I wear?

Come as you are! Some people dress up. Others dress casually. We want you to feel comfortable. People will not judge you on the basis of what you wear at Really Living — they’ll just be glad to see you!

How do I get there?

We are located at 2060 Upper James Street in Mount Hope just south of Twenty Road. Our postal code is L0R 1W0.

Please see the map.

BY CAR // There is plenty of free on-site parking.

Please park on south side of building and come in through side entrance.

BY TRANSIT // We are on HSR routes #20 and #27. HSR drivers may drop you off in front of our driveway upon request, but they are not obligated to. We suggest for safety, that you get off at the Mountain Transit Centre, just past our venue, so that you can walk to our facility facing traffic. Please use the HSR trip planner tool and the address above to help you plan your route.

Is there anything else I should know?

ACCESSIBILITY // The Really Living Centre is a fully-accessible facility.

POTLUCKS // Approximately once a month we host a potluck lunch in the gym immediately following the main service. Because a significant number of our members follow a vegetarian lifestyle, you will not find many dishes containing meat, however, you’ll definitely experience a smorgasbord of amazing flavours and variety! We hope that if you come on a potluck weekend you will stay for the meal — first-time guests are never expected to bring food.

PEANUT ALLERGIES // Due to severe allergies of some of our members we request that you do not bring any food items containing peanuts into the facility.