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Thanks so much for your interest in our church.  At Canvas we work hard to create a transparent culture where you can come as you are, no matter what your past experience with church is.  We love to say that we are a church of REAL people with REAL lives, learning to follow Jesus together. 

What To Expect

What happens at a church service?
Church is people, not a place. We gather together each week as people with real lives, learning and trying together to follow Jesus. Our normal liturgy is Welcome, 3 songs, a sermon, and then we will take communion together. The entire service will last around 65 minutes.

What about my kids?
We love kids! Bring ’em along and know that we offer a safe, fun environment for them. We have Canvas Kids during our 9:00am service for kids from nursery to 5th grade and a class for nursery to kindergarten during our 10:30am service. Middle and High School students are encouraged to attend services and attend our Canvas Core Student Ministry which is most Sundays after service at our studio location.

What should I wear?
We believe that God looks at the heart, not the outfit.  We love the variety of people that God has brought to our church from tattooed bikers to business professionals. Please dress in a way that makes you comfortable and come with a heart to encounter God.

We are BIG FANS of coffee. Bring you own, or grab a cup of ours... If Pastor Ryan is preaching you will need it to stay awake... (Let's hope he doesn't check this page on the website)!

I don’t believe in God; am I still welcome?
Absolutely! We’re all on a spiritual journey. Bring your questions, objections & doubts and here at Canvas you’ll find a safe, welcoming community.
What denomination are you?
Canvas is an independent church. Feel free to check out our beliefs, too.

Is this some sort of cult?
Uh, no. We encourage critical thought and find that the more we follow Jesus, the more freedom and grace we experience.

Please check out COVID-19 Page to see if our in-person services have been effected. 

When we Meet

Sunday Mornings

9:00 am and 10:30 am

Where we Meet

Alamo Drafthouse
181 Kernstown Commons Blvd,
Winchester, VA 22602

COVID-19 Specifics

We are slowly beginning to gather together in person at the Alamo movie theater! This move has been methodically planned out with an abundance of caution and measures put in place as we’ve consulted with medical professionals as we have moved toward this next step. With this, we will be moving back to our usual 9am and 10:45am services.
With that said, please read the following carefully:
- Masks will be required for everyone over the age of 10.  
- If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with a positive case of
- Families are asked to seat yourselves with three open seats between families to maintain social distancing within the theater.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance.
- There will be room for 90 people at the first service and 90 people at the second service, which will ensure we remain under the 50% capacity allowed.
- As always, live-streaming will continue to be an option for those who would rather stay home. Our live-streaming time will shift to 9am to coincide with our earlier service time and a replay will remain available for later viewing as well.

** Food from the Alamo will be available to purchase after the second service! You can order food online before/during the second service so it is ready immediately following the second service, and there is some limited outdoor seating available!

How To Contact Us

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