ABOUT WORSHIP

Southminster offers traditional worship services on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary at 10:30am during the school year.

Sunday School for All Ages begins at 9:00 am. From 10:00 to 10:30 we enjoy Fellowship Time in Grace Hall. The 10:30 o’clock service includes music by the Chancel Choir, and the Children’s Message followed by Children’s Worship in the Family-Youth Room.

You can discover more information below regarding Children, Sunday School, Baptism and Communion, and Summer Worship.

For Children: All infants and children are welcome to sit with their parents during the worship service. For those parents who prefer, a Nursery is available for infants and children up to 3 years old.  It is located in Room 213 on the same level as the Sanctuary, and is staffed by experienced and caring adults.Children's worship is also available for children in 4K-1st grade.

Sunday School: Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30am. There are seven different classes for Adults, 4 classes for children, and one for youth. See the Sunday School page on this website for more information on location and topics for each class. 

Baptism and Communion: In the PC(USA) we recognize two sacraments--baptism (which is available to children and adults) and Holy Communion, also known as the Lord's Supper.

Baptism signifies God's grace that reaches for us before we ever reach for it, and is mark of belonging to the family of faith. It occurs when an adult who has never been baptized previously or the parents of an infant or child who has not been baptized previously request the sacrament be performed.  Each request is approved by the pastor and session and dates for baptism are scheduled based on the one being baptized's availability.

Each year the session approves Holy Communion to be served, on average, once a month. This meal is not only a reminder of Christ's supper with his disciples on the night he was betrayed and arrested, but also a visible means of grace, in which Christ's followers today are nurtured and strengthened. At the table we experience Christ's presence and are called to share the gifts of God with others.    

Summer Schedule: During the summer (typically late May through early August), Southminster offers one traditional worship service on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary at 10:00am.

Sunday School and Children's Worship are not offered during the summer months. We do offer a Children’s Enrichment program during the 10:30 worship service in place of Children's Worship. Children's Enrichment is available to children ages 4 through completion of second grade.

Sunday School, Fellowship Time, and the 10:30 worship time begins on August 21, 2016.  Please join us!