We gather because of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we place an emphasis on the Bible as the revealed Word of God in authority and ability to build up, encourage, and instruct. For this reason our gatherings are simple and focused on the scriptures.
On a Sunday morning
As our gatherings are focused on the Lord Jesus, and He has asked us to gather together to remember Him with two symbols- the bread and the wine. We gather quietly with a reverent and contemplative atmosphere to reflect on the sacrifice that the Lord Jesus has made for us. There is no single person (or group of people) designated to lead or direct the meeting. Instead, any of the men can request a hymn or pray. The focus of this time together on a Sunday morning is the Lord and what He’s accomplished for us, that we may have a relationship with God.
We all sing hymns together, some read sections of the Bible out loud, and some pray aloud. After a while someone will give thanks for the bread, after which the bread is shared among those who are Christians as the Lord requested. Another person will give thanks for the symbol of the wine, and what it represents, after which it is likewise shared among those who are Christians.
A message from the Bible is shared, typically something devotional that helps continue to reflect on the Lord Jesus. This entire meeting is in fulfillment of the instructions of scriptures, and it helps us to focus our lives, together, on the Lord Jesus at the beginning of each week. This meeting lasts for approximately 75 minutes.
After a period of a break there is another message shared as part of the Family Bible Hour, which typically lasts for approximately a full hour. There is a Sunday school during the Family Bible hour for appropriate aged children.
On a Wednesday evening
On Wednesday evenings, we gather together for a prayer meeting and a conversational Bible study. Each person comes prepared, having reviewed the section of the Scriptures ahead of time. We begin with a time for prayer and then when the Bible study begins, each one shares reflections on the truth found in the verses, for the sake of learning and encouraging one another.
This meeting typically lasts for 90 minutes.
In our meetings as an assembly the men take the responsibility of public participation and the sisters wear head coverings in observance of the passage of the Bible in 1 Corinthians 11:1-16.
We enjoy hymns a cappella or with piano accompaniment, in order to focus on the words that we sing.
For all of our meetings we emphasize the preparation of the heart, and there is no formal dress code.
We do have handicap-accessible bathrooms and a nursery for young families in our building however there are no childcare services offered.