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The Sharing, Caring, Proclaiming Church

 


 
Main Church Services
  

Seventh-day Adventists choose to worship God because we believe He is our Creator who deserves praise and honor.

Exodus 20:11 says " in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

We believe that Saturday is a special day set aside for humanity, since the beginning of the world, to spend time worshipping and honoring God. We can worship God in many different ways. It can be through Bible study, prayer and singing praises to Him. We can do this at a personal level or meet together with fellow believers.

We invite you to join us on Saturday ( we call it Sabbath as per Exodus 20:11 )) morning to praise God and to learn more about Him. You are welcome to sit anywhere during the worship program - there are no set seats.

 We have two corporate worship programs each Saturday morning - a small group Bible study which we call Sabbath School and the Main Service where everyone meets together, and one service  in the afternoon called Adventist Youth Service; which is our young people service opened to all ages, but run by  and geared towards our young people.  In all three our services we sing, pray to God and collect an offering. However, we emphasize that there is no obligation for you to give an offering if you don't want to. The program is our gift to God and to you - we don't expect anything in return.

Small Group Bible Study (aka Sabbath School)

Sabbath School starts at 9.30 am. It's a time where we can discuss the teachings of the Bible and socialize with each other.

Sabbath School classes are divided into the following general age groups:

  • Adults (ages 26+)
  • Youth (ages 16 - 25)
  • Teens (ages 10-15)
  • Primary (ages 6-9)
  • Kindergarten (ages 3-5)
  • Beginners (for parents with infants 0-2 yrs)

Outlined below is a typical Sabbath school program for the adults -

  • Song service
  • Welcome
  • Prayer
  • Special Item - this can be a musical item or even a drama performance on an aspect or story in the Bible
  • Mission Story - Every three months, the Seventh-day Adventist church focuses on a certain region of the world and on how church members can help people in that region. The needs and stories of these people are told.
  • Offering - Adventists collect an offering in Sabbath school to support the mission project.
  • Lesson Study - At this point everyone breaks into small groups to study the Bible. You can choose which group you want to attend. The duration of the lesson study is about 30-40 minutes. During this time, Adventists study the Bible using the Sabbath school lesson as a guide. The Sabbath school lesson is a Bible-study guide produced every three months by the worldwide church's Sabbath School Department. People are encouraged to study the lesson throughout the week and, during Sabbath school, discuss what it is teaching and have the opportunity to share how it has made an impact on them.

Main Church Service

The church service starts at 11 AM on Saturday. It is a time where we can unite together, gather strength from the Word of God and learn more about God.

Following is an example of a typical weekly church services -

  • Welcome
  • Song Service - singing of contemporary Christian songs or hymns and praises to God.
  • Prayer
  • Offering - for local running costs or mission projects.
  • Children's Story - a short story is told to teach the Children about an aspect of the Bible.
  • Special Item - This can be a musical item or even a drama performance on an aspect or story in the Bible.
  • Scripture Reading - a passage of the Bible is read that is relevant to the sermon
  • The message - The local pastor or a guest speaker will share a message with the congregation on God's Word
  • Song
  • Benediction - the preacher closes the service with prayer.
Lunch - some weeks our church has a free lunch (yes, there is such a thing!) so you can meet new people or catch up with friends.

Adventist Youth Service

Our Adventist Youth Service is a weekly dynamic  youth worship service planned by the youth of the church and geared towards meeting the spiritual, physical, social and mental needs of our dynamic youth   population. During the summer we begin at 6 PM and during the winter months at 4 PM The weekly introductory preliminaries include:

  • Welcome
  • Song Service
  • Scripture Reading
  • Prayer
  • Youth Pledge & Song
  • Special Item - Musical Presentation - Instrumental or Vocal
  • Review of weekly Scripture memory texts
  • Program introduction
  • Evenings Program - this could be a drama, concert, discussion, talent parade, special lecture by a local presenter or guest on a relevant topic or other variety
  • Closing remarks
  • Closing Vespers (short spiritual  thought for the week) & Prayer
  • Announcements
  • Social activity (on scheduled Saturday nights)
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 All our services seek to meet the needs of all our worshipers 

 

 

 

 

 
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Daily Bible Verse 12/16/2017
And now I want to urge you, dear lady, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we had from the beginning. 2 John 1:5 NLT

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