All are welcome to join us in worship Sundays at 9:30am.
Our building is located at 601 Main St., Bennington, Vermont 05201. We meet in the sanctuary during warmer months, and in the chapel in the colder months.
About our worship services
You are welcome to come worship with us. No matter what you may or may not believe, we welcome you to come experience God’s grace with us.
It is a joy and privilege to worship our great God together each week, to bring him our joys, our cares and sorrows, to confess our sins and receive his forgiveness, to receive his word, and to praise his name together.
We come together weekly to worship God through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our beautiful historic building is stately, yet we come as we are. Some come in their “Sunday Best” and some come quite casual. As of this writing (January 2016) we usually have almost 50 adults and about a dozen kids attending worship each Sunday.
Our worship services feature many of the old favorite hymns. When we meet in the sanctuary during the warmer months, we utilize our wonderful pipe organ. When we meet in Colgate Hall during the colder months (to conserve on heating costs) we utilize a piano. We have also begun to introduce acoustic stringed instruments, such as guitar and mandolin.
We also enjoy our time with children, where our pastor has a special word for the young ones (and kids of all ages are welcome to listen in). He has been known to bring in a (small) live animal, fishing gear, and his favorite story Bible, so you never know what might happen. Children are welcome to proceed to age-appropriate Sunday School after the children’s moment.
An important feature of our worship is the preaching of God’s word. Click here for sermons and more info on our preaching. Pastor Bob is passionate about preaching directly from the Bible, and discovering together God’s grace for us all, especially as it is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ. This grace is needed not just on Sunday morning, but throughout all our days and lives. When we experience God’s truth and love, we are enlivened all the more to worship and serve him.
We also gather to share prayer requests and praises from our past week. On the first Sunday of the month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.
Finally, after the service, which typically ends at 10:30, we enjoy coffee and snacks together as a church family, sharing with one and all.