Church is not about meeting together on Sundays – but meeting together on Sundays is an important part of being church! We meet to celebrate, to pray, to confess, to listen for God’s word, to share the Lord’s Supper, and to encourage one another.
Our normal Sunday worship gathering is at 11am in Peebles Community Centre (sometimes known as the Drill Hall), and lasts until about 12.30 when we have tea or coffee (and usually biscuits and cakes!) The style of our worship is relaxed and informal – songs are a mix of old and new, with words projected on a screen.
If you have a bible, we’d like to encourage you to bring it so you can follow whatever passage we’re looking at. Any version you’re comfortable with is fine – we would recommend the NIV (New International Version) or NLT (New Living Translation), but if you prefer something else that’s fine too. If you don’t have a bible of your own, just ask and we’ll give you one to use.
We love having children with us! Children usually join in with the first part of the service, and then normally go out to their own group until the end, but about once a month we have an all-age service where the kids stay in. There’s a crèche as well for babies and toddlers.
You don’t need to dress up in anything fancy – just come as you are. People who’ve never been to a church before are often nervous about it, but there’s really nothing to be scared of. We have very little ceremony in our meetings, and you won’t need to do anything you’re not comfortable with.