St. Thomas Gospel Hall

St. Thomas Gospel Hall Photo

Our Meetings

Here are brief descriptions of each of the meetings held at the Gospel Hall. Our meetings are orderly, with a desire to show reverence for God. No public collections or appeals for funds are ever made.

The Lord's Supper

The most significant meeting of the church is the one the Lord introduced before His death; He told His disciples to remember Him by partaking of bread and wine as symbols of His body and blood. Following the teaching of the Lord and the example of the Apostles, we meet weekly to remember the Lord Jesus and His death for us.

The first hour of the meeting is for worship and congregational singing. Without prearrangement, men in church fellowship stand and lead the congregation in praise and worship for Christ--His person and work at the cross. This is followed by the taking of bread and wine by members of the church. A brief Bible message and announcements conclude the meeting.

Sunday School

Sunday school begins with the singing of children's hymns in the main auditorium, after which the children move to their designated classes throughout the Hall. Young people from ages 4 to young adults are the focus of this program and during their class time are taught a broad range of stories and principles from the Bible.

Our teachers also sponsor several special events throughout the year, including the annual Sunday school picnic.

Sunday Bible Study

This meeting is held concurrent with the Sunday school in a smaller auditorium to the right of the foyer. It is a systematic Bible study that is opened by an overview of the topic or chapter, followed by a detailed discussion.

Gospel Meeting

The gospel we preach is that "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day" (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

At the gospel meeting, held in the main auditorium, two men speak from a variety of Bible texts. After a time of congregational singing, they present a clear message about God's way of salvation.

In this meeting we emphasize the Bible's call to repent from sin and personally accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. Since this is an individual matter, no "altar calls" are ever made; personal conversation, however, is always available should you have questions about the gospel.

Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

This meeting is divided into two equal sections: the first for prayer and the latter for systematic Bible study. The Bible study, similar to the Sunday Bible study, is opened by an overview of the topic or chapter, followed once again by a detailed discussion.