Church Life

They devoted themselves to the apostle's teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer...they broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God... (Acts 2:42-47)

Sunday meetings

We meet together morning and evening each Sunday to, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God"

As people who have come to know and love Jesus, we love to hear what he has to say to us and have our view of the world shaped by what he says. So Bible teaching is central to all our activities.

But learning about God and his plans for his world leads us to pray to him that he might bring about those plans in our lives, and to sing songs that express the joy of what we know. So we do those things too!

Emmanuel Kids

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In the evening, we have a light tea together before our meeting, and children are welcome to stay for as much of the meeting as they like. Children are a valued part of all our meetings. In the morning, there is a separate teaching stream for children during the main Bible talk.

 

Eating together

Our practice is to feast together after our Sunday morning meetings in one of several homes each week. A bunch of sinners eating together around a table united by the Lord Jesus is an acted parable of the gospel and looks forward to the Great Heavenly Feast. "Come to the feast, come to the table, the great and the least, the rich and the poor, come to the feast, come to the table, come and hunger no more"

 

Prayer

In order to be devoted to prayer we allow frequent times for praying corporately during our Sunday meetings. We also meet together in one of several homes each Wednesday evening to pray. This meeting is our usual, but not our only, context for celebrating "the Lord's Supper"

 

WOW! (Women of the Word)

Women of the Word (WOW) is our Bible study for ladies. It meets on a Wednesday, currently studying the book of Romans.

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