We’re glad you dropped by. Everyone at Wintonbury was once a first-time guest - including the two of us - so we know what it’s like to step into a new place. We want to help make your first visit a positive experience. Please check out the information below and contact us if you have any other questions. We invite you to come as you are and look forward to personally welcoming you. Whether you choose to visit or not, we pray God’s peace upon you!
André and Dave, Pastors
What to Expect at Wintonbury
At each of our 9am and 11am services, you can expect to find a warm, relaxed atmosphere, contemporary worship led by one of our bands, Biblical teaching and people who are seeking after God's heart. Join us between services for coffee and pastries in our Community Room.
Come as You Are
There is no particular dress code. At Wintonbury, you're likely to see someone wearing shorts and flip-flops sitting next to another person wearing a jacket and tie. Come as you are!
What about the kids?
For children birth through sixth grade, we offer excellent care and age-appropriate, interactive, Biblically grounded programs at both services throughout the year. Drop by our Welcome Desk, located near the lower lobby entrance, and we'll introduce you to our volunteers and program.
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend services on Sunday mornings and to join us back at Wintonbury on Sunday nights at 6pm for Youth Group.
Wintonbury is a certified Disability Friendly Church and we have a place for you! We are always learning and working to make your experience at our church the best that it can be. We hope that you will join us.
At our 11am service, we offer a disability-friendly Sunday school class for teens and adults impacted by intellectual disabilities. Find out more here.
Parking and Entry
Our main entrance is located at the back of our building on the ground floor. Accessible parking is available in the row closest to the building. We have an automatic door opener at the main entrance. On Sunday mornings, we will also have greeters there to assist and direct you as needed.
On the first floor, you will find our Lower Lobby, Connection Center with information about church life and upcoming events, an accessible family bathroom, our Wintonbury Kidz program, the multi-purpose Great Room and an elevator to the second floor.
Elevator to the Worship Center
To access the elevator to the Worship Center (which is on the second floor), turn left after the Connection Center, and the elevator will be on your left. When you arrive at the second floor, the Worship Center will be on your left and the Upper Lobby will be straight ahead.
Seating in the Worship Center
Open areas for wheel chairs and scooters are located at the back and front of the Worship Center. If you can not find a space, please alert an Usher. All of our chairs can be moved easily to make space as needed.
Our Worship Center, Upper Lobby, two Conference Rooms and a Community Room where we serve coffee and pastries between services, are all located on the second floor. All of the rooms are accessible by wheelchair or electric scooter, however, the Upper Lobby and especially the Community Room can be crowded between services.
Do you have trouble hearing the sermon? Just ask an Usher for one of our assisted listening headsets.
Watch the Service on one of our Televisions
The service is broadcast to televisions in our Community Room and Upper Lobby. If you or a family member are more comfortable in one of those spaces, you may watch the service from there.
Need More Assistance?
Our Ushers do more than just hand out bulletins and collect the offering. They are available to help with seating, open doors, answer your questions and, if they don't have the answer, they will help you find someone who does.
Children and Students with Special Needs
If you have a son or daughter, under the age of 18, with special needs, please let us know how we can best serve you and your family. You are welcome to contact us ahead of your visit, or upon your arrival.
If your child is in nursery - grade 6, contact: Faith F
If your child is in grade 7 - 12, contact: Brian S
There is More: Brain Injury and Neurological Disorders Support Group
Special Touch Ministry
If you have questions when you arrive, like "Where's the baby nursery?" or "Coffee please?", ask a Greeter or an Usher. Not only will our Greeters and Ushers be glad to help you, anyone with a lanyard and name tag will as well.
Who We Are
We're a group of people living life together in the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Together, we represent over 50 towns and cities (including Bloomfield, Windsor, Granby, Simsbury, Canton, Avon, Farmington, Hartford, New Britain) have a wide variety of backgrounds, are multi-generational, find unity in our diversity through the Lord, and want everyone to feel welcome at Wintonbury.
What We're About
Following Jesus together...wherever He leads
As followers of Jesus, we are committed to reaching people with the gospel, rooting people in the gospel, and releasing people to live the gospel. We do this by serving God in sacrificial, compassionate community, putting the Lord and His kingdom first.