When you come to a Worship Service on Sunday morning, you will be greeted by a church member. If you have small children, a nursery is available and is staffed by workers who have had background checks.
The Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary with the Welcome and Announcements. The service includes a time to offer confessions and a time to greet one another in Christian love. There is also a time for those attending the service to share joys as well as request prayers for friends and family members in need. These "Joys and Concerns" are lifted up to God in prayer.
The service includes a time to give back to God. The "Noisy Offering" allows children to move through the sanctuary with metal buckets collecting coins. The goal is to make noise by tossing coins in the buckets. These collections go to a different ministry each quarter. The Noisy Offering is followed by the more traditional offering.
A church member ordinarily reads the scripture. Scriptures are selected based on the lectionary provided by the Presbyterian Church P.C. (USA). Following the scripture reading, The Interpretation or sermon, is provided by the minister.
Music is an important part of the Worship Service. Hymns and special music are incorporated throughout the service as God is praised and worshipped. At the close of the service, church members and visitors are encouraged to go out into the world to serve and to love.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What time is the worship service?
The worship service begins each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The church is located at 700 Fisk Avenue near downtown Brownwood. There are no Sunday evening or Wednesday evening services.
2. Do you have Sunday School classes?
Yes. Sunday school classes begin at 9:15 a.m. each Sunday morning. Classes are available for children and adults. If you are a visitor, please go to the Fellowship Hall in the basement and someone will provide assistance in helping you choose a class.
3. Is child care available?
Yes. A nursery is available each Sunday morning. Nursery workers are required to have criminal background checks and two workers are generally available.
4. Are there other weekly opportunities to worship?
From noon to one o'clock each Wednesday in the sanctuary, a Service of Blessings and Soaking Prayer is offered to the community. This hour-long wordless service where people can quietly come and go, provides an opportunity for worshipers to sit in God's presence. Christian instrumental music is played and prayer ministers move through the sanctuary offering personal silent prayers of blessing "over" each participant.