Welcome to The South Gate Church. We thought we’d answer some questions you may have before participating in our online Sunday worship service.
What is the minister’s name?
Our minister, The Rev. Charmain Sebestyen retired in 2020. Currently the congregation is discerning plans for the future, under the guidance of an Interim moderator, to be announced.
We welcome The Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim, our stated pulpit supply, as he conducts Sunday Worship using Zoom cloud technology. It is with pleasure that we now announce that Rev. Kim will continue to provide pulpit supply for South Gate in 2021.
Where is the church?
We’re at 120 Clarendon Avenue on the Hamilton mountain, four streets east of Upper James between South Bend and McElroy.
What time does the service start and end?
Sunday worship service runs from 10-11 AM ONLINE using Zoom cloud technology during this time of COVID restrictions.
Is there parking?
YES! We have plenty of onsite parking as well as street parking. Handicap-designated spots are available.
Is the church wheelchair accessible?
YES! Our elevator is staffed by church volunteers every Sunday. Washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Where do I sit?
You’re welcome to sit in any pew in the church. There is NO designated seating.
Do I have to give money to attend?
NO there’s no cost to attend church. We take up an offering each week and people that wish to give a donation do so to help keep church programs operating both locally and globally.
Do you have a nursery?
YES! The nursery is staffed by church volunteers who have successfully obtained a Hamilton Police Services Background Check. The nursery is provided for children up to 3 years old.
Do you have a program for kids while the service is going on?
YES! Church volunteers offer a fun Christian-based program for kids 3 years old and up. All volunteers working with youth or other vulnerable persons have successfully obtained a Hamilton Police Services Background Check. We follow the guidelines in the Leading with Care Policy as required by the Presbyterian Church in Canada.