Fresh Hope Armidale is a church for the community and of the community and so reflects much of the culture of its surrounds. You will find that, as with the rest of Armidale, people are warm and welcoming and, like you, enjoy the casual laid back environment of the area. People will be dressed casually. Our goal is to make visitors feel welcome, so don’t be surprised if you are not only greeted, but people talk to you. At no stage will we single you out or embarrass you as being our guest. You may wish to connect with Pastor Andrew, Pastor Travis or one of the elders after the service to answer any questions you may have.
Our Sunday services last for no more than 90 minutes. Our music team will play a few contemporary worship songs during the service and the words will be on the media screens so feel free to sing or read along and enjoy the music. There will also be times of prayer, the taking of communion, an offering (which guests are in no way obligated to participate in), and a short life-relevant Bible message. Church continues after the service as people catch up with one another over morning tea and occasionally lunch.
We know that as a parent you need to be sure that your children are in a safe learning environment. We want kids to have fun at church as well. Fresh Hope Armidale wants to make sure we reach both of these goals. During our Sunday morning services we have supervised activities for kids from preschool to primary school. There is a parents area with toys suitable for infants and young children at the back of the church.
There is an excellent Youth program during the Sunday morning service called Youth Huddle.