Southminster Sunday Worship and Ministry
The diversity in our Worship Services reflects the diverse background and traditions of those who worship at Southminster. It is worship that can bring us together in a way that no other activity can. Worship is what defines us as a Christian congregation. Everything else springs out of our Worship. Worship beckons us to come together; it also propels us out into the world to serve the God we worship by serving our neighbors. Baptism, weddings, funerals, and the sacraments all take place in the context of worship.
Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month, as well as Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve. We observe several special services throughout the year, including Scout Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise Service at Radnor Lake, Easter Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, All Saints Day, and our Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight Service.
We offer a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth for adults. Forum Discussion Class meets weekly at 9:45 am which studies a current events curriculum chosen by those attending. We welcome Sunday speakers.
Periodically, there are opportunities for special Bible Study in the homes of members, especially during Lent and Advent.
Each Wednesday morning at 11:30 am a small, dedicated group of men and women meet at Southminster for an hour of prayer and reflection. This group welcomes anyone interested in joining.
Every Wednesday morning, Pastor Beth has the joyful duty of leading Chapel with the children from our Southminster Child Care Center. They enjoy hearing Bible stories and singing songs that help them learn about God.
Music is a very important part of our worship experience. Our adult chancel choir prepares for Sunday worship with choir practice each Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. Our recent music director, Nancy Young, led the choir for over 50 years. Under her leadership, the Southminster Choir has become a dedicated, talented, and committed group of men and women. She recently passed the reigns of that leadership to our new director, Bethany Reynolds. The doors are always open for those interested to join the choir or for musicians in our congregation to share their talents.