Our Meeting Place: We gather each Sunday morning at the South Adams Senior Center, 825 Hendricks Street, in Berne, Indiana. Located on the east side of Lehman Park, we enjoy the sun rising across the fields on one side and the woods on the other. It is an accessible space with lots of parking and a drive which makes getting in and out of the building easier during inclement weather. The facilities are handicapped accessible. Once indoors, we work together to transform the Center into a fellowship & worship space. It works great!
Meeting Time: Our Sojourners Study hour begins at 9:00 a.m. Worship is at 10:00 a.m. Set-up begins at 8:30 a.m. When set-up is finished, the coffee is ready and we enjoy visiting as we gather.
What to Expect: We’re a warm and friendly group. You can expect to be welcomed by nearly everyone. We use computer and projector from time to time in our study hour; only rarely in the worship hour.
We think of ourselves as worshiping in a gentle, reverent manner, yet flexible when circumstances surprise us. Laughter is welcome! We share in leading the various aspects of study and worship.
Dress is as suits each one of us; you may see people wearing khaki shorts and others a sports coat & tie. As study and worship resources, we most often use Menno-Media publications, including The Hymnal: A Worship Book and Sing the Journey. Almost every week, we share the Bread & Cup. We are strengthened by this shared meal and invite guests to join us in this sign of Jesus’ love and tenderness as we seek to remember and practice his command to love God and neighbor.
We don’t have many programs or committees. We view our daily lives as places of service and witness. Through fellowship, study and worship we seek renewal and encouragement to “be the Gospel” in our homes, communities and places of employment.
Our church structure is simple. Our Visioning Committee meets monthly to tend to details - great and small. Decisions other than “housekeeping” details are made together in our quarterly Fellowship Forums. Every vantage point is valued and with the help of a “talking piece” we work to ensure that each person has opportunity to speak. We take turns serving on a two-year term on the Visioning Committee.