By this shall all men know you are my disciples - if you love one another.*
In Acts 2:42 we learn that one of the four things that the early church devoted itself to was “fellowship”. Fellowship was a very important part of their reason for meeting together. Luke, the writer of the book of Acts, uses language to explain to us just how much the early Christians devoted themselves to fellowship. They did not just have fellowship, they devoted themselves to it. They made fellowship a priority.
The term fellowship may be defined as: the share which one has in anything, participation; friendly association, especially with people who share one's interests.
While there is always need for greater participation in the fellowship activities of the church, it is quite evident that the activities listed below, and others, have helped to develop a stronger relationship among those who participate. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages, "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Hebrews 13:1 - LET BROTHERLY LOVE CONTINUE!
A family that prays together, stays together. This is as true for a biological family as it is for a spiritual family. As Christians, we have a lot to pray for. At 5PM on the first Sunday of each month, we do just that by joining hearts and minds in prayer and thanksgiving to God on behalf of ourselves and others.
This involves the ladies coming together to plan and prepare a menu for the congregation. Each lady would volunteer to prepare a dish on the menu. After worship the congregation along with all our visitors present that day are invited to partake of the usually sumptuous meal and to have great fellowship with one another.
Ladies' 'Spiritual Health and Fitness'
This is aimed at fostering an even greater sense of relationship among the ladies of our congregation. Twice a week the ladies meet to share great camaraderie while improving the health of their mind, body and spirit.
God has blessed us wonderfully with different pitches in our voices, and when used to the fullest creates a rich sound. Singing is mainly done in unison though most songs are written in a four-part harmony. Song practice is an opportunity to learn new songs while enhancing our ability to sing well-known ones.
Occasionally, on public holidays, the church plans activities where members can socialize and showcase their athletic abilities. These activities have included events such as cricket, athletics, tug-o-war, hiking and some traditional events such as lime and spoon and three-legged race. These can be competitive but always enjoyable.
Workday / Cleaning
Cleanliness, it is said, is next to godliness. In order to provide a comfortable physical atmosphere for all to enjoy, we give of our time and effort on Saturdays to clean the building and yard. This too is a wonderful opportunity for all to fellowship.
This is a very special and uplifting event that takes place every year. It began in March 2007, and has since then become a fixed event on our calendar of activities. ‘Singspiration’ brings together congregations of the church on St. Vincent for wonderfully beautiful acapella singing where only two instruments are required - a heart that gives glory to God and a voice to proclaim His praise. ‘Singspiration’ is a wonderful opportunity of fellowship and praise that can only be experienced by being there!