WHo WE ARE
DOVE Westgate is a Small-Group-based church born out of the DOVE movement. Based in Ephrata, PA, we are part of a global community of churches who seek to connect people with God and with each other! We believe in the power of prayer, worshipping together, and that the Word of God is still transforming lives today! We hope that here you'll find a place to connect with others, learn truths about our God, and grow in your personal relationship with Him!
WHAT TO EXPECT
We're delighted that you're considering us as your home church! Our prayer is that you will feel at home when you step through the doors of our building and that you will experience the transforming love of Jesus! If you've never visited us before, we'd love to meet you. Make sure you get one of our Visitor Cards when you arrive and we'll have a gift for you before you leave.
At DOVE Westgate Church, we like to refer to our Sunday morning gathering as a "Celebration Service." Why? We believe that our times together in worship of God and learning truths from His Word should be celebratory times. We don't want church to feel like a chore or a ritual. God says that He delights in the praises of His people and seeing lives changed. We don't believe there's anything boring about that process!
Arrive early to join us in our Café for hot and cold drinks, donuts, fruit, and other snacks. Our Celebration Service starts at 9:30 a.m. and lasts about an hour and half. It consists of a time of praise and worship, followed by times of prayer for our community, teaching centered around the Bible, and an opportunity to give financially.
Families are encouraged to celebrate together during our praise and worship time, and flags are available for anyone who would enjoy engaging in that way. Children, two years old through 5th grade, are dismissed for Kid's Track before the sermon begins. We also have opportunities for junior high and high school students to gather together. If you'd like to find someone to connect with or would appreciate additional prayer for anything, don't hesitate to see one of our Prayer Ministry team members at the front of the Auditorium, following the service.
Lastly, we are a small group-based church. We believe that energizing relationships are formed through small group connections. Our small groups meet weekly or bi-weekly in homes and we have a wide range to choose from! You can find out more info on a Sunday morning or through our Small Group Page.
Need helping finding your way here? See our "Service Times & Directions" page for more info about where to find us and click here to view our church events calendar.