Plan a Visit

Service Times, Directions, and What to Expect Your First Visit


We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-wracking. We want to help make your first experience at Glad Tidings a great one!

Don't worry about what to wear - come as you are, we are very casual and diverse. Some will dress up. Some will dress casual. You can get a glimpse by checking our YouTube:

If you're feeling ill, please get well, stay at home and watch us online on YouTube or on Facebook:

And visit our Contact Us page to leave a prayer request; we believe Jesus is still healing people today!

General Service Times and Information

Glad Tidings Meets Every Sunday

  • Main Weekly Service: Sundays at 10:30 am
  • Sunday Children's Ministry (Ages 4-11) Meets in the Fellowship Hall (Room #111) at 10:30 am
  • Nursery/Child Care: Beautiful Nursery where young mothers can have privacy
  • Wednesday Night Worship, Word & Prayer Meetings: 7-8:30 PM
  • Youth Group, Fridays 6:30-9 PM
  • Adult Bible Study: Fridays 2:00 PM

Location and Directions

Glad Tidings meets at 1980 Culver Road, Rochester, NY, 14609.

We are located one mile South of Rt. 104 on Culver Road on the left just past the Hidden Creek Apartments OR two tenths of a mile North of Empire Blvd on the right (look for our sign just after Seymour Road).

For a map, click here.

Some GT volunteers getting ready for our annual community event, Family Fun Day.

What can I expect?

What you’ll find at Glad Tidings any given Sunday…

  • Anointed Worship
  • Bible Preaching and Teaching in Plain English
  • Spanish translation during Sunday services
  • A Friendly, Multi-Cultural Church Family
  • Kids Zone - Safe, Fun and Educational
  • Share Coffee and Conversation in The Gathering Space!

Is there a dress code at GT?

Yes. Wear Clothes :-)

On that note: God doesn't require suits and ties, so neither do we! Feel free to dress-up or dress-down. It is the condition of a person's heart that matters, not the style of their clothes!  Sunday's at GT are pleasant, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcome.

What about my kids?

Our Nursery & Toddler Program (birth through 3 years) is not staffed at this time; however we keep our beautiful nursery room clean and ready for guests. Young mothers are able to have a clean, quiet, private place to care for their newborns/babies.

KidZone (ages 4-11) meets Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM, every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month.

We believe kids should have a blast at church - and at Glad Tidings, we make this a priority. Our other priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a detailed check-in process for all our kid's programs. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes or so to sign in for the GT Kids experience.

Although children are welcome to stay in the sanctuary during "Big People Church", we do ask parents to use discretion if their children are causing distraction during the preaching of the Bible; if so, consider utilizing the Kid's programs. Usually you and your children will have a much better experience if you do.

"Honestly, I was a little anxious attending Glad Tidings for the first time...a little unsure of what to expect. But as soon as I walked through the doors it felt like home."

Michelle Young