We are a group of Christians committed to living to the glory of God in the heart of Toronto. We have a passionate desire to tell others the good news of God's forgiveness of sin through the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ. We began as a church plant of Grace Fellowship Church in 2009, and are now an independent member of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches. We promote many of the resources produced by 9Marks and TGC Canada.
Sunday Service Times
Adult Sunday School: 9:30am
Corporate Worship: 10:30am
What to Expect
New City's corporate worship services are a blend of casual and formal, contemporary and traditional. The music we sing to God and to each other spans all of church history, including songs written today.
Our services typically last 80 minutes. There is usually a brief time of welcome and updates on things coming up in the life of our church. Each service is book ended by scripture with a call to worship and a benediction. This is followed by worship through congregational singing, the use of creeds and responsive readings, several corporate prayers of praise, confession, and intercession, and the public reading of scripture. The center of our corporate worship service is the sermon, which is based upon a text taken from the bible and preached expositionally. After the service there is a time to enjoy one another's company over coffee and light refreshments.
It is our desire to not only worship God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, but to foster an environment where critical questions are freely asked and where people promoting worldviews contrary to the teaching of the bible are tolerated with love and patience, although at New City, we believe the bible is true and we will teach it as such. Even if you are very skeptical, we would love to have you with us, and to bring your questions to God's Word.
Children 6 and older take part in the main service (there are colouring books and "Action Bibles" available, if desired).
2.5 to 5-year-olds
During our corporate worship service, we run a program for children two and a half to five years old (there are a few weeks off each year).
When you arrive with your child, please register them at the kids' sign in table, which is just outside the main auditorium. Parents will receive a tag with a code that matches a code on a sticker worn by their child.
The children in this age group begin the morning in the main service. Immediately before the sermon begins, they will be formally dismissed to their program. We currently run a teaching program called Hide N' Seek Kids in a basement classroom. For curriculum details, click here.
Immediately after the sermon, parents are asked to go to the appropriate classroom to pick up their child. To sign out your child, simply hand your tag to one of our volunteers. You can then return to the main auditorium with your child for the closing song and benediction.
Toddlers & Babies
Parents of children under two and a half are able to make use of a room beside the main auditorium. This room is not supervised or a fully-equipped nursery, but there are some toys available and it is a place where little ones can run around free and loud!
We also have a separate nursing mothers room available off the back of the auditorium. Mothers are also more than welcome to nurse in the main auditorium if they feel comfortable.
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