It can sometimes be daunting to walk into an unfamiliar building for the first time. What can you expect if you come to Newhouse Baptist Church?
- You will be greeted warmly at the door by the steward.
- You can sit anywhere you feel comfortable – the steward will help you if you are not sure where to go.
- You will find a hymn book and a Bible in the pew. You don’t have to bring anything.
- The service will be led by the minister. He will:- Announce all the hymns (usually there are four), which the congregation stand to sing.
– Pray aloud, whilst the congregation remain seated and follow the prayer in their thoughts.
– Read a passage from the Bible.
– There is sometimes a short talk for the children.
– Preach a sermon for about 30 minutes. (In all the service lasts about 60 – 70 minutes)
- It will be very obvious to you when to sit or stand, and what to do when. You will be part of a congregation, so you can just follow everyone else.
- After the morning service, twice a month, a short service of Communion (or the Lord’s Supper) is held, when Christians share bread and wine as symbols of Jesus’ dying for their sins. This makes the service a little bit longer. If you are not a believer it would be inappropriate to take the bread and wine – just let them pass you by without embarrassment – but you are very welcome to remain present to watch and learn. The bread and wine are distributed while the congregation remain seated.
- When you leave Newhouse Baptist Church we hope you will have been helped by the service, especially by the Bible’s changeless message of salvation through Jesus Christ.