The source, summit, and center of what we do at Raleigh ECM is celebrating the Eucharist. The word ‘Eucharist’ is a derivative of the Greek meaning roughly ‘thanksgiving’. We are a community that gathers once a week to remember, give thanks for, and be transformed by what God has done and is doing in this world. Our ‘thanksgiving’ is our worship, and we are changed as we bring our gifts to God and receive God’s gifts to us.
We gather every Sunday afternoon at 12:30pm during the academic year for our service of worship, which includes coming together to offer our prayers and songs of praise, hear passages of scripture, reflect on the significance of our faith in our contemporary context, and be drawn in by the ‘memorial of our redemption’ at the communion table.
After our Eucharist, we follow the practice of the earliest Christians and gather for a common (home-cooked – yes, home-cooked) meal. Over lunch, we have a chance to chat with one another about the service – how it challenged us, changed us – or just hang out. We’ve found the fellowship is almost as good as the meal. Almost.
Join us for the following Sundays this semester, 12.30pm, the Cheshire House. And come hungry – for God, for fellowship, and for some home-cooked food.