Communion is a celebration for people who have chosen to follow Jesus. Stemming from the Jewish Passover festival, communion was instituted by Jesus for us to remember His body that was sacrificed to pay for our sins and His blood that initiates a new covenant with us – allowing us to relate to God personally.
Even though we offer communion every Sunday, we hope and pray that it never becomes mundane, but that we continually examine our hearts in preparation for this memorial.
Each week in our services, we have the opportunity to worship God through music. Our desire is the same as that of the Psalmists who desire to “Sing the praises of the LORD, you are his faithful people; praise his holy name.” Sometimes we sing only a few songs, sometimes we sing more songs. Either way, our praise and worship team desires to lead each person in the church to a place of humble worship.
You may see people clapping their hands to the beat as a form of praise. At other times you might see people raising their hands during worship – this is not required by anyone, but some people choose to lift their hands as a posture of gratitude and humility.
Baptism by immersion is a public declaration that accompanies your decision to follow Jesus! It is one of the most exciting and powerful moments in your walk of faith because it is an illustration of your old life being left behind, making way for all the new that God has for you. Now, we want you to share your baptism with the world.
We immerse (baptize) at the FCCM because Jesus instructed us to be baptized (Matthew 28:19-20). It is thus an important step of obedience in our walk with Him. It demonstrates submission to God, and it is patterned on the way Jesus’ apostles taught and modeled it. In fact, every person we read about in the New Testament who chose to genuinely believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus was baptized. There are many reasons to be baptized:
Discover more about this important teaching HERE.
We consider giving an act of worship. The apostle Paul, instructed Timothy regarding the churches Timothy was leading, “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share” (I Tim. 6:18). We know that nothing we have is our own, so we choose to pool our resources and watch God do amazing things with our collective resources that we could not do individually.
Many people also participate in the tithe or the tenth; giving back to God the "first fruits of their increase".
If you're just visiting, you are not expected to give. We are honored by your presence and are more interested in how we can help you in your spiritual journey.
Members can give online here or in person during worship.
Each week there is a time of looking at what the Bible has to say about certain things. Usually, the Preacher speaks to the church about something that is on his heart, something that he believes will help the church in its faith toward God. People are encouraged to take notes and follow along in their Bibles. But if you do not have a Bible or left it at home, the scripture is always displayed on the large screen in the sanctuary.
We have a number of sermons available here.