WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT
You will find our church facility simple and functional: not "high church," but more of a family gathering. You will be made very welcome, and may feel free to sit where and with whomever you please. Be sure and let us know if you need help finding the nursery, classes, etc.
When you visit with us for our worship assemblies, you will hear the congregation praising God with vocal music. This practice is based on following the words of New Testament passages like Ephesians 5:19, which says, "speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord."
THE LORD'S SUPPER:
When you visit with us for worship, you will notice that the congregation observes the Lord's Supper every Sunday. The church partakes of unleavened bread and unfermented wine (grape juice) to remember how Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, died for our sins. Yeast was a symbol for sin in the Bible. The bread represents His sinless body (without yeast) and the cup of grape juice (without yeast) represents His perfect blood that covered our sins. Eating the Lord's Supper expresses the fellowship the Spiritual body of Christ (the church) has and enjoys because of Christ's work on the cross. Suggested reading: Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Part of our worship includes giving, which is based on the practice of the early church. The Bible tells us that Christians gave of their means every first day of the week for the purpose of doing the Lord's work, which includes helping others who may be in need. (1 Corinthians 16:1-2)
Public reading of scripture, preaching, and teaching were part of the worship services of the early church in the first century (I Tim. 4:13, Acts 20:7). Intrinsically, we all have the same value and are all equal in God's eyes (Galatians 3:28). Instrumentally, however, we have differing roles when it comes to worship, and men are assigned by God to take the leading role when it comes to teaching and preaching (1 Timothy 2:12).
PRAYER & FELLOWSHIP:
Prayer was also a common practice in the early church. In Acts 2:42, the Bible reads, "They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."
You are welcome to attend any of our assemblies and activities, and are encouraged to ask questions if you have them. If you would like to learn more about God, His Story, and His church, we are more than happy to study with you. It is our goal to lovingly preach and practice the truth of God (Ephesians 4:5). We pray that you find an atmosphere of caring compassion when you visit the assembly of the 4th Street Church of Christ.
An attended nursery is available for infants during worship services.
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN:
Classes are available for children from cradle roll through teens.
CLASSES FOR ADULTS:
An adult class is available each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.