I'm New Here

Allow us to go first...

We're excited to get to know you! We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at East Ave Church a great one!

East Ave Church is a place where people can meet Jesus,  engage in life-giving community, and everyone is welcome. We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ, discover their gifts and use them for God's glory. 

When We Meet for Worship

Saturdays @ 6PM

Sundays @ 9AM & 11AM

What is the difference between these three services? Mostly just when they start!
Each service has a different core group, yet many people attend the service that best fits their weekend. So pick one and come in!
All services meet at the East Ave Church campus at 1184 East Ave, Chico, CA 95926.

Can't make it to any of the services? Don't worry! We also stream our services online! You can join us in worship online.

What To Expect

In total, an East Ave Church service is about 60 minutes in length. Saturdays can be a bit shorter and Sundays at 11AM can be a bit longer. We do the same thing every weekend.

Grab some coffee.
Our lobby is stocked with fresh coffee, as well as different delicious teas, cider, and cocoa. We often have muffins and other yummy baked treats during the 9AM Sunday service. We feel that all church experiences work best when we’re caffeinated!

We sing together.
The band kicks off every service with upbeat, modern music with the words projected on a screen for people to sing along. If you don’t want to stand or sing, that’s completely fine – feel free to just listen!

We teach through books of the Bible.
We like to tell the stories of the Bible. We tell them within the cultural, historical and geopolitical context of the story. Then we talk about how this story is calling us to live and impact that makes. We are challenged to grow and change. It is always an encouraging and hope-filled message!

We take communion together.
Each week we take a moment in every service to respond to God’s grace in our lives by reminding ourselves that we all come to the Kingdom of God the same way – as broken people saved by an incredible God and His sacrificial and saving grace. This is an open communion for everyone who is a follower of Jesus!

We take an offering.
Don’t worry! We actually ask guests not to give! This is an opportunity for our regular attenders to fund the work of the Kingdom of God. We also sing a song or two at the end during this time.

Got kids?

We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week – and at East Ave Church, we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a simple check-in process for our Kids Zone program the first time that you visit. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for the Kids Zone experience. Look for the big arrow inviting first time guests to a check-in station that is specifically staffed for first time guests! The East Ave Church Kids Zone is offered every service for kids ages infant through Grade 6.

You may also feel free to keep your kiddos in the sanctuary with you. We believe that every service ought to be accessible and relatable to every middle school and high school student. Therefore we work hard to keep our services inviting for students as well as adults.

Kids are so important to the kingdom of God, and we love having them around!

Meet the team.

Ron Zimmer

Teaching Pastor

Chanel Young

Kids Zone Director

Andy Shoemaker

Teaching Pastor

Holly Shippen

Office Guru

Now it's your turn!

Let us know that you'll be joining us this weekend. Fill out the form below to get started.