Gathered Worship - 9:30-10:45
What to expect
Our service usually runs from 9:30 - 10:45. We read the Scriptures together, proclaim God's truth through modern songs and hymns, and hear His Word preached through a sermon. Coffee is available in the entryway, and upon entering our building you'll be greeted and given a bulletin which will outline the morning service. To see our current sermon series and listen to past sermons, click here.
Here at South Portland First Baptist, your kids are a big deal. That is why we offer something just for them. We also value your desires as a parent. If you want your kids to be with you in the main worship gathering, that’s great! We don’t think kids are a distraction, they are a gift! We have kids' activity pages available if your kids are staying with you. There is also a quiet room off the entry way for moms with babies (with a speaker in it, so you don't miss the sermon). If you want to take advantage of our Kid’s ministry, you can check your kids in at the “big red” check-in station and get all the information you need. SoPo Littles is specifically for kids 0 – 3. These little one’s will be cared for and watched for the duration of our worship gathering. SoPo Kids is our version of Jr. Church. This program is designed for kids between the ages of 4 and 10. SoPo KIDS gather with their parents in the main Sanctuary for the first part of our worship service and they will be dismissed during the announcements portion of the service. Each week our kids spend time worshiping, having a lesson, learning a Bible verse, and playing some games.
What should I wear?
We are all different! Our pastor occasionally wears a sport coat, but otherwise we could be described as "business casual". You'll see jeans, khakis, dresses, sneakers, and everything in between. Come as you are, we are not focused on what kind of clothes you wear.
Am I required to give an offering?
We receive an offering half way through our service, but seek to emphasize that this is for members and regular attenders to be a part of. Everyone is welcome to worship through their financial gifts, but as a visitor, you are not expected to do so!
What is Communion?
On the first Sunday of each month, we observe Communion (or the Lord's Supper). This is a time to reflect on and proclaim the death of Christ to one another until His eventual return. We use grape juice and crackers and practice what is known as "open Communion". If you are a believer in Jesus, even if you are not a member or regular attender of our Church, you are welcome and invited to partake with us as you feel lead. Want more information about the Lord's Supper? Listen here: Come to the Table ; Putting Christ on Display
Please join us in the Fellowship Hall (straight out the Sanctuary, past the offices) after each service. We would love to get to know you over a cup of coffee and pastries!
11:15 – 12:00 pm
We have separate classes for Adults (age 18+), Teens (age 11-18), and children (age 10 and under). Please join us as we study God's Word further together! (Note: Sunday School does not meet on the first Sunday of the month or from Memorial Day through Labor Day).
More Questions? Feel free to contact the office! We would be happy to hear from you.