What is our worship style?
Our morning services are structured and follows a more traditional style of worship incorporating hymns, prayers, Bible reading and a sermon. The majority of our services are led by the Minister and a member of the congregation would normally do the reading.
The afternoon service is more informal, the chairs are rearranged into a circle at the front of the church and everyone remains seated for the duration of the service. Evening services have no set format and vary according to the theme of the service.
Music in worship
At the morning service we are led in worship by the organist. At the afternoon and evening services music is provided digitally. The church has invested in Hymnal Plus and we are waiting for this to arrive. This will provide more variation within worship with regards to music.
At the morning service we would normally project the words for hymns rather than use hymn books, but a few hymn sheets are available for members who have difficulty viewing the screen. At the afternoon services we use Hymns of Glory Songs of Praise hymn books and at the evening service we use a combination of projection, hymn sheet or hymn books depending on the service.
The Sacrament of Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month at both the 11am and 3pm services. To be inclusive as possible the bread served is gluten free and the wine is non-alcoholic. The elements of bread and wine are distributed to the congregation by the Elders and when everyone has been served the congregation eat and drink together. Fraserburgh URC has an open table and everyone, including children, are invited to participate in the sacrament if they wish.