Spiritual Practices

Spiritual Practices

The Christian life is a shared life before the face of God.  Spiritual practices point us away from ourselves and toward God and neighbour.  They help us live beyond the individualism and secularism of our culture and into the life that Christ gives his followers.

Corporate Worship - we join together to praise God's name for his goodness.  As Hebrews 10 says, "Let us not give up meeting together... but rather encourage one another."  Through participation in worship we encourage each other in our faith even as we give voice to our praise of God.

We encourage daily Bible reading and prayer. A long tradition we have as Reformed Christians is to end our meals with a Bible reading, a devotional reading and prayer. Many of our members use the Today booklet, which is made available every other month in our lobby.

We also take seriously the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:5-15, where Jesus speaks about going into our room, closing the door and praying to God in secret. We encourage you to develop a personal prayer life in the ways Jesus calls us.

Our Prayer Room upstairs overlooking the sanctuary is open for you to use at any time of the day.  You can also come during the day and pray quietly in the sanctuary.   Members of the Prayer Team are available to pray with you after the Sunday worship service.  Come to the front of the sanctuary and someone will be there to pray quietly and confidentially with you.  Members of our Care Ministry will also come to you in the hospital or visit you in times of difficulty to pray with you and listen to you.

Worship and everyday life -Christianity is not just for Sundays.  We bring our faith with us wherever we go, including to our workplaces.  Our blog includes stories of how our members are integrating their faith into what they do every day.  

Generousity and mercy- our generous, merciful God gives abundantly.  We in turn are generous with our time, talents and treasures, especially towards those in need.  As Francis of Assisi said, "It is in giving that we receive."  Our deacons will meet with you to help you learn more about generousity and mercy.