About Hamilton Church of Christ
If you are in the Hamilton area, we invite you to come and be a part of our worship with us. We also broadcast our worship services live on Facebook and YouTube.
What To Expect
When in the community, we find that many people are curious about our worship. The simplest way that we can explain our worship is to point you to the Bible. We strive to worship the way the church did in the first century, according to the Scriptures. Here is a synopsis of what you can expect when you visit with us.
When you get to our building, you’ll be welcomed at the door by greeters. These people are there to make sure that you are welcomed and to help you find your way around the building.
Services will typically start with singing and a prayer. We’ve found that our singing is the area of our worship that we receive many questions about. Sometimes we are asked: Are you the church with no music? The truth is that we are passionate about our music. We are so passionate about our music that every member is asked to take a part in it. No, we don’t use instruments, such as pianos and guitars. This is simply because we are commanded in the New Testament to “address one another” by “singing and making melody in the heart” (Ephesians 5:19). We’re just 21st century people trying to be the same church Jesus started in the first century, doing Bible things in Bible ways. As a visitor, you have no obligation to sing but feel free to join us in our singing if you wish.
We will come to a point in our service when we begin to focus on the Lord’s Supper. We do this every Sunday as the Scriptures indicate the first century church did (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 11). There will be a man of the congregation who will either read a scripture or give some thoughts about what we are doing and why we are doing it. We partake of unleavened bread, which reminds us of the body that Jesus sacrificed and then we partake of the fruit of the vine which reminds us of the blood that He shed. This is a focal point of our worship and helps us to always remember the sacrifice that was made on the cross for our sins.
Following the Lord’s Supper, we give of our many blessings. As a visitor, you will have no obligation to give. Funds are gathered to help the work of the local church, to assist the poor, and to support the spread of the gospel. This is done by the example of and the command to the first century church in 1 Corinthians 16.
After additional songs and a Bible reading, our minister will deliver the sermon address. This lesson will last about 30 minutes and will conclude with an invitation and a song that will give people the opportunity to come and express any needs they have, such as requests for prayers, re-dedication, or baptism. This is typically followed by congregational announcements, a closing song and a closing prayer.
We know this sounds like a long process, but it’s really not. We just want you to know exactly what to expect. Our worship services usually last between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes.