Worship with Us This Sunday - 10:15 a.m.
Human beings are formed by their practices. Christians take up certain practices in order to be formed into the character of Jesus. No practices, no formation. Some of these practices occur in Christian community within a local church. Some of these are practices take place as we enact Jesus’ way in the world. Here are some of the practices in which our Christian community participate for our formation into the life and way of Jesus.
Weekly Bible Study
We happen to like one New Testament scholar’s vision of what takes place when we encounter the Scriptures together. In short, and to paraphrase, when we come to the Scriptures we encounter the authority of God mediated by the Spirit of God. Put another way, many people read the Bible. What we do together reading and studying the Scriptures is to listen for the Spirit who helps animate Jesus Way in the world through us and in that we find our authority for living.
Another way to pose the matter is to say that the Scriptures points to Jesus and so when we read them together we are looking for what sort of people we may be, what sort of character we may possess, and what sort of neighbors we might be in a world in need of God’s uncontrollable love.
Worship in this context means a Christian community gathered to share a vision of God put to lyrics, prayers, and sermons that provoke to love and good deeds in the world. Some like to say it promotes an ongoing reminder to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. That may be too simple. Worship calls for human beings, particularly Christian human beings, to live with all people as Jesus would were he us.
Wednesdays Are for Others
Churches spend an inordinate amount of time and money gathering to talk about serving. Our Wednesdays Are for Others makes serving a priority worked in the rhythm of our week. Rather than gather for another reminder, we gather to put into practice the very things that we discover in our Bible Study and remind ourselves weekly in worship. Everyone is invited to find a place to participate, even if that means expanding what we do, in order to practice living with all people as Jesus would were he us.
Ongoing practices include cultivating hospitality with our neighbors who come for food and clothes. Developing an awareness of the deep needs that exist underneath the umbrella of need. And, to collaborate with each other to plot goodness for all.
Monthly this includes our Community of Hope Free Medical Clinic, Annual, or ever other year, eye clinic, and when available a mobile dental clinic.
Many people in our community face needs that sometimes extend beyond their immediate families. During the school year, we may be found delivering hot meals. Throughout the year we find special occasions to gift homebound folks in our community with special attention during seasonal times when they may be forgotten.
We offer opportunities designed for youth, 7-12 grades. You may find more information about all our Youth Ministry here. Youth at Snow Hill are considered an important part of the serving community.
We offer opportunities designed for children. Our aim is not to segregate the Christian community but to offer Bible Study and other occasions for learning the Way of Jesus that are age appropriate. You may find our more here.