You are welcome at Southminster!
We hope you’ll join us on a Sunday so we can say, “hello.” Some like to hang back and take it all in as they get to know us. Others prefer to jump right in. Either approach is fine with us.
Here’s what to expect when you join us for fellowship, learning and worship on a Sunday.
8:30 a.m. – Morning Light service – This starts our Sunday mornings at Southminster. It’s a smaller, more casual service in our chapel. Grab a chair and share a time of prayer, hear a message and enjoy the music.
9:30 a.m. – Sunday school – We have something for everybody, from preschoolers to adults. Younger folks meet in rooms upstairs. Adults meet in classrooms on the sides of Fellowship hall. Feel free to get a cup of coffee and snacks and then choose either the class that focuses on Bible study or another that encourages discussion on contemporary topics. Stop by our visitor’s center or ask anybody and they’ll get you, or your children, to the right place.
10:30-11 a.m. – Coffee hour – Usually this is in our Fellowship Hall. (Occasionally it is moved to our entryway when we are setting up for a lunch or other event in Fellowship Hall). This is a time for friendly conversation, as well as coffee, lemonade and snacks.
11 a.m. – Worship – We gather in our sanctuary. Preschool-aged children are invited to remain for the service or, after the children’s sermon early in the service, go upstairs for Godly Play. They hear a Bible story and have time to reflect through play.
What should I wear? – Whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. You’ll see others in jeans or slacks, and some in dresses and suits. Be yourself and you’ll be sure to fit in no matter what you choose to wear.
Child care – Children are free to remain with their parents for any of the worship services, and many do. We also offer care for preschool-aged children in a room staffed by at least two attendants.
Communion – The sacrament of Communion is served the first Sunday of every month. Trays of bread and juice usually are passed in the pews. All Christians are invited to share in the Lord’s Supper.
Dedication of our gifts – Offering is taken each Sunday to support the church and its missions, and is completely optional.
Will anybody reach out to me after I visit? – It’s up to you. We invite you to share your name and contact information on the blue pads passed during the services. Or, feel free to say hello to a pastor. We’d love to check in to see whether you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Southminster community, but it’s entirely up to you to decide when you are ready for that conversation.