We have two worship programs each Saturday. A small group Bible study which we call Sabbath School and the Main Service where everyone meets together. In both our services we sing, pray to God and collect an offering. However, we emphasize that there is no obligation for you to give an offering if you don't want to. The program is our gift to God and to you - we don't expect anything in return.
Sabbath school starts at 9.30am. It's a time where we can discuss the teachings of the Bible and socialize with each other. During this time, Adventists study the Bible using the Sabbath school lesson as a guide.
The Sabbath school lesson is a Bible-study guide produced every three months by the worldwide church's Sabbath School Department. People are encouraged to study the lesson throughout the week and, during Sabbath school, discuss what it is teaching and have the opportunity to share how it has made an impact on them.
Sabbath school classes are divided into the following general age groups:
Adults (ages 26+)
Youth (ages 16 - 25)
Teens (ages 10-15)
Primary (ages 6-9)
Kindergarten (ages 3-5)
Beginners (for parents with infants 0-2 yrs)
Outlined below is a typical Sabbath school program for the adults -
Special Item - this can be a musical item or even a drama performance on an aspect or story in the Bible
Mission Story - Every three months, the Seventh-day Adventist church focuses on a certain region of the world and on how church members can help people in that region. The needs and stories of these people are told.
Offering - Adventists collect an offering in Sabbath school to support the mission project.
Lesson Study - At this point everyone breaks into small groups to study the Bible. You can choose which group you want to attend. The duration of the lesson study is about 30-40 minutes.
The main church service starts at 11.00am on Saturday. It is a time where we can unite together, gather strength from the Word of God and learn more about God.
Following is an example of a typical weekly church services -
Song Service - singing of contemporary Christian songs or hymns and praises to God.
Offering - for local running costs or mission projects.
Children's Story - a short story is told to teach the Children about an aspect of the Bible.
Special Item - This can be a musical item or even a drama performance on an aspect or story in the Bible.
Scripture Reading - a passage of the Bible is read that is relevant to the sermon
The message - The local pastor or a guest speaker will share a message with the congregation on God's Word
Benediction - the preacher closes the service with prayer.
Lunch - some weeks our church has a free lunch, so you can meet new people or catch up with friends..
During the week, our church holds a small Bible discovery meeting, where participants come together to pray and discover the teachings of the Bible. This is conducted in the church mini-hall, and starts at 7pm in the summer months, and 6pm in the winter months.
On Thursdays each week, our church holds a Recovery program, where participants come together to share and find healing from past hurts, abuses and addictions. This is conducted in the church mini-hall, and starts at 10 am.
You are Welcome!
We invite you to join us each Saturday morning to praise God and to learn more about Him. You are welcome to sit anywhere during the worship program - there are no set seats - and we don't have a 'dress code' either. If you're comfortable, we're happy!