Sunday Gatherings

Every Sunday morning, Veritas gathers to worship and receive from God, and to encourage one another.  We don't gather on Sundays to check a box, to earn anything from God, or to be entertained, but to devote ourselves to hearing the Gospel, celebrating baptisms and the Lord's Supper, and to sing and pray to God our Father. All are welcome whether you're a seeker, skeptic, or believer to come and learn more about what it means to follow Jesus.

TIME:

We start at 10:00am (come at 9:30am for coffee, refreshments, and relationships).

PLACE:

Ruskin K-8 - 407 Ambrose Ct. Dayton, OH. 45410. You can enter through the front entrance, and there will be signs and people to help you locate the gathering area.

PARKING:

There are parking lots on Ruskin's grounds. They can be accessed by turning onto McClure St. or George St. off of Xenia Ave. You can follow our signs to find convenient parking. 

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

STORY SHAPED WORSHIP

Every Sunday, we want to rehearse and remember the story of the gospel in order to reorient our hearts to Jesus. We move through the story of the Gospel—God's glory, our guilt, God's grace, and our gratitude. You'll find that we spend a lot of time reading the Bible, listening to the Bible preached and taught, praying, and singing together. We also celebrate the Lord's Supper every week as a church. Our worship gathering with all of the Scripture readings, the prayers we pray, the songs we sing, the sermon, and the way that we celebrate the Lord's Supper is carefully structured to rehearse the story of the Gospel in order to remind us of God's story and to form us as people of God's story. 

SINGING

Christianity is a singing faith. In Ephesians 5:18-19, Paul tells us to "be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart." When we gather, we sing in response to the glory of God, to celebrate the person and work of Jesus, and to encourage one another. 

SERMON

We believe that the entire Bible is God speaking to us (2 Tim. 3:16). Because of this, every Sunday we have sermons from the Old and New Testements in order to help us to understand the Bible, apply it to our lives, and grow in our love for God and our neighbors. We also believe that the Bible is all about the person and work of Jesus. Because of this, we preach the Gospel of Jesus every Sunday.

COMMUNION

Every Sunday, we celebrate the Lord's Supper together as a meal of remembrance, communion, and hope. As we observe this meal we're reminded that we belong to him, and that in him we're made into sons and daughters of God. Jesus commanded that we share in this rite which has been observed by Christians in all times and places, tangibly connecting us as family in Jesus. 

KIDS

We desire to be a part of and to celebrate God's work in the lives of our children. Because of this, as a church we want to serve our children, and make them feel loved and cared for. Children of all ages are welcome in the service. But we have also provided a safe environment in our Family Ministry Classes for children (ages 6 months to 4 years old) to learn and be discipled by teachers and volunteers that have been trained and background checked. Ultimately, parents bear the responsibility of their children's discipleship. Because of this, we send parents home with a classroom guide every week. This classroom guide let's parents know what the children did during our Sunday gathering and can be used for family worship and devotions throughout the week. The classroom guide includes a Scripture reading, Scripture memory verse, catechism question and answer, a hymn to sing, and a big idea from Sunday's sermon. Every time there is a fifth Sunday of the month, we have a Family Worship Sunday where we bring all the children into the gathering to celebrate what God is doing in our families. The Family Worship Sundays for 2018 will be April 29th, July 29th, September 30th, and December 30th.