Southminster is not only a place of service to God. Southminster is a place of rest and restoration. When you drive into the parking lot of Southminster you will find a “lot” of natural beauty. You may want to come during the week and absorb God’s grace.
A “Welcome Flag” will direct you to the main entrance and a friendly face will greet you and help you find your way to the sanctuary, narthex, or nursery. In our narthex you will find information about our congregation, our service to others and our activities as a church family.
Before the service begins, you might notice that some folks are silent during the prelude while others chat. We are like a family greeting one another at the end of the day. Some need quiet and others need connection.
Dress as you like. Some of us wear suits and ties and some wear jeans and sneakers.
Our worship is blended. That means we have the best of both traditional and contemporary worship. There are traditional elements of worship, sermon, call to worship, prayer of confession, affirmation of faith and scripture. There are some elements that can be characterized as contemporary. You may hear laughter, tears, “amens,” or clapping, and sometimes the beauty of silence. We enjoy both classic and new hymns. Our choir sings a range of music from sacred, to global, to spirituals. Children in elementary and middle school begin with Church service, and leave for Sunday School following the children’s sermon, approx. 20 minutes into the service.
We celebrate communion once a month, generally the first, alternating between intinction and receiving in the pews. The elements are alcohol and gluten free.
After the benediction our worship continues with fellowship. We visit over coffee, juice, and cookies. We even have gluten free and sugar free refreshments! We celebrate birthdays once a month.
We are a warm congregation. We welcome you to join us.