Our Sunday Gatherings
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
Our congregation includes people from all backgrounds and in all stages of life, from single young adults, to the newly married, from young families, to middle age as well as those who have been part of this historic church for decades. Because this is who we are, on any given Sunday morning, you’ll find anything from jeans and sweatshirts, to suits and ties.
As those who have come to know God’s forgiveness, we love to sing His praises. Together, as a church, we want to give glory to God for the grace He has shown to us through Jesus Christ. We do this through a blend of old hymns and contemporary songs, all declaring the truth of who God is and what He has done. While we have a variety of musicians and vocalists assisting us, the main “instrument” of our singing is the congregation, as we lift our collective voices together in worship to God.
We believe that God speaks to us today through His Word and each Sunday we anticipate hearing from Him. Therefore, the main time of our Sunday morning worship is the preaching of God’s Word. Rather than simply hearing the preacher’s ideas on a topic, he will open up the Bible and help us to understand its never changing truth and the application of that truth in our lives. If you don’t have a Bible, we are happy to provide one for you. Our hope is that in hearing God’s Word and receiving it by faith, you will come to know God Himself, in all of His glory and goodness.
We love having children with us during our services! With that said, we understand some families are still working with their children to know how to sit and listen to a sermon. While we do not require families to utilize childcare, during our Sunday morning service, we do provide instruction and learning for ages birth through 6 years old. We place a high priority on security and safety and all our childcare volunteers and teachers are trained and screened. Children can be checked into their classes at the children’s desk in the Welcome Center before or during the service.
A cry room is available for babies and carers at the back of the Fellowship Hall, found by exiting through the front, right doors of the Main Hall.
Every Sunday we conclude our gathering by celebrating the Lord’s Supper. In partaking of the bread and the cup, we remember how our Lord gave His body and blood for our salvation, and has united us together into one body. Likewise, as we have opportunity, we also celebrate the ordinance of Baptism at the conclusion of our service. As those being baptized profess their faith, we are able to observe this wonderful picture of a Christian’s union with Christ, as we are symbolically buried with Him in death, and raised with Him to new life.
STAY AND GET TO KNOW US
After the service, we hope you will stick around and give us a chance to get to know you. Our members enjoy staying to talk to visitors and catching up with friends, so feel free to introduce yourself to someone around you. From time to time, we have lunch and potlucks, which any visitor would be welcome to attend. Also, you can stop by our coffee station for refreshments and to browse our bookstall. If you want to learn more about the church, feel free to talk to one of the pastors at the front after the service.
SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER MEETING
We gather as a church on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm for our congregational prayer meeting. This is our time to hear about various things going on in the life of the church, and to pray together for them as a church.
The service begins with a time of singing followed by a time of prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving and bringing our needs before God We hear from our pastors and others about various corporate or individual ministries and needs that exist within our church. If you’re a visitor or uncomfortable with praying in public, don’t worry… You won’t be called on to pray! After our time of prayer, there is a brief 15-minute talk from God’s Word, further applying what we heard in the morning.
If you’re interested in learning more about the community of Waverly Place Baptist Church, our Sunday evening service is a great way to do that. All are welcome!