We meet every Sunday morning to share together in Christian worship. This is currently taking place online on our YouTube channel (click here), although we hope to be able to gather again in person later this year.
When are able to gather again, we will be hosting short acts of worship. These services will follow a different format to what most of us have been used to. They will be short and suitable for all ages, as there will be no separate provision for children.
Due to limited capacity, these services will be by invitation only. If you would like to be on the invitation list then please contact us using the button below. These services will also be live-streamed for those not able to be part of the congregation that week.
Once a fortnight we share bread and wine together, as Jesus asked us to do this as a way of remembering him. We have been doing this using a video conferencing resource (currently Zoom) and will continue to do so for the time-being.
We have also been experimenting with Sunday activities on Zoom for children and young people. If you would like to find out more about these or any of our online services then please contact us using the button below.
When we are able to gather…
Our services follow a fairly common pattern and include songs, prayers, Bible reading and a sermon. The service is usually lead by our Minister although we do invite others to do this from time to time.
The focus of our worship is the God who has made himself known in the Bible as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All that we do is a response to his love for us. Our sermons aim to help us find out more about this God and what it means to live as his people today.
Every third Sunday morning, and on occasional fifth Sundays, we share bread and wine together. Jesus asked his followers to do this as a way of remembering him. Anyone who wants to remember Jesus and live as his follower is welcome to share in this simple meal.
In a bit more detail…
Music: We have a team of musicians who help us with the songs, which are usually more contemporary than traditional. Occasionally our musicians will lead a Praise-focused service.
Bible Reading: On most Sundays, we use the Contemporary English Version of the Bible. Different people take part in reading the Bible.
Offering: At our services we also take up a monetary offering. This is one way in which those of us who are committed to what God is doing through Socketts Heath Baptist Church can show their support. It is part of our worship and not something that we expect visitors to do.
Junior Church and Creche: After about 20 minutes any children between 3 and 14 leave for Junior Church and you can find out more about this here. There is also a creche for those who bring children under 3. This meets in the foyer where there are toys and where it is possible to see and hear what is going on in the main service.
All Age Services: Every 6 weeks or so we have an All Age Service which, as it says in the name, is for everyone. These services are more relaxed and usually lots of fun. There is something for everyone in what we do!