Plan A 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-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Essence Place a great one!



Essence Place meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM. We would love to host you as our guest on at Sunday at Charter Oak International Academy, 425 Oakwood Avenue, West Hartford, CT.

Parking can be found in the main school parking lot, enter from Flatbush Ave. Just look for the Essence Place banners to guide you the right parking area.



In total, an Essence Place service is about 90 minutes in length. Services begin with the Essence Place band leading the church in music - song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with the music however you feel most comfortable.

After the music portion of service is complete, one of our pastors will come out to share an encouraging and hope-filled sermon about God's continual invitation into relationship, both with God and others .

Sunday's at Essence Place are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.



We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week - and at Essence Place, we make this a priority.

The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a detailed check-in process for our Essence Place program the first time that you visit. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for the Essence Place Kids experience.

Kids programming is offered at every week at Essence Place for kids ages infant through Grade 5.

Let us know you're coming!

Name *
Will you be bringing kids between 3 months and Grade 5? *
Would you like one of our pastors to personally contact you before your visit? *