What happens on a Sunday Morning?
If you arrive at Silverbirch Evangelical Church (SEC) on a Sunday morning, you’ll be greeted at the door by one of our ‘Welcomers’. The main service runs from 11.00 until 12.15. The service begins with a time of praise and worship from one of our three praise groups. This is followed by a half-hour talk by an invited speaker – usual on a themed topic which can be found on the Events page of this website. After a final piece from the Praise Group, we have a short time of communion where we remember the Lord through the emblems of bread and wine which speak of His sacrifice for us at Calvary. The whole service finishes at approximately 12.15pm. The first part of the service, up to the closing piece by the praise group, is live-streamed each week and can be found on our YouTube channel or on the Sermons page on this website. The children go off to the Upstairs Rooms with bthe workers for their Children’s Church activities after the opennig praise and enjoy craft and activities suited to their age group. h services.
We have special services at Christmas (a Nativity play), and a special time at Easter as we celebrate the RISEN Saviour. We would love you to join us – why not come along – a warm and friendly welcome awaits you.
Who will I meet?
The people in church are ordinary folk from the community. They come to church to learn more about God, to enjoy the worship, the friendship of other people and to help and support each other.
What will happen when I come?
When you arrive, there will be someone to welcome you at the door, help you to find your way around, and get a seat in church. If you have children, our welcome team will help you access the creche and our kids’ programme.
When the meeting begins we will sing some songs together. Feel free to sit or to stand during this time, which we call ‘worship.’ Words are shown on a large screen at the front if you want to join in.
You will hear a message or ‘sermon’ when someone teaches from the Bible. Sometimes we also hear from God as He inspires members of our congregation to give us encouragement and direction for our lives.
You will hear people praying. Prayer is just talking to God. You can close your eyes if you would like to, but nobody will mind if you just sit and listen.
What will be expected of me?
Nothing will be expected of you except to relax and enjoy the meeting!
Do I have to give money?
No. The money we give to church is to pay our heating bills, maintain the building and to fund our programmes. You are not expected to give money as a visitor.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Many people wear jeans and T-shirts to our meetings, while others like to get dressed up in their best. Nobody will judge you on what you are wearing.
What if I have questions?
If you hear or see anything during our meetings that you would like to know more about, feel free to ask our Leadership Team. They will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you have.