A PLACE TO CELEBRATE God's creation
The Holy Spirit calls us by the preaching of God’s Word to be part of God's new creation, and to model and display that creation in music and family life, in restorative justice and poetry, in holiness and service to the poor, in societal engagement and the visual arts.
10:30AM | LOCATION: 3 KNOWLTON ROAD, COLUMBIA NEW JERSEY
If you’ve never attended a Christian worship service or Sunday School class, you likely have two questions:what should I expect? and, what will be expected of me?
You can expect a worship service that reflects what the Church has believed and practiced for thousands of years, but is communicated in a way that is intelligible and applicable today. The worship service runs from 60 to 90 minutes and is shaped by the Scripture. We actually believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative and life-giving word to us, the primary way God lets us know who he is and how he wants us to relate to him and to one another. So from the Call to Worship at the beginning of the service to the Benediction at its end, our service is filled with Scripture readings, with songs which are based upon the Scripture, preaching that seeks to explain the meaning of the Scripture, sacraments which we seek to celebrate according to the Scripture, and prayers of confession and thanksgiving which respond to the Scripture. Our worship service isn’t primarily about us and how we are going to try harder to live for God this week; it is primarily about the gospel. That is to say, it is primarily about Jesus - who he is and what he has done for us. If you are not yet a Christian, feel free to attend as many services as you wish and to participate in whatever you can honestly affirm. We are honored that you would take time to be with us.
Our Sunday School classes, which meet from September through mid-June, are places to further discover and deepen one’s understanding of the Christian faith. Guided by caring teachers, who respect where you are in your journey, we encourage open and candid dialogue about your questions. Toddlers and elementary school children's classes work through the big story of the Bible emphasizing the way it points to the person and work of Jesus at every turn, while Junior High and Senior High classes study books of the Bible, church history, ethics, and the gospel as it relates to contemporary issues. Recent adult classes have studied Romans 1-7, "Work to the Glory of God," "The Hospitality of Jesus," the Book of Psalms, "The Mission of God's People," "Resolving Everyday Conflicts," the Book of Deuteronomy, the historical background to the New Testament, and more.
Our Sunday bulletins can provide you with more particular information about our worship services and weekly life in our church community.