Prayer is essential for the Christian life as we seek God individually and as the body of Christ corporately. Our Heavenly Father invites us to pray through faith, and he hears the prayers of his adopted children (Matthew 7:7-11, Romans 8:15-26). So, let us pray!
Would you like us to pray for you during the week? Fill out our prayer card in the pew on Sunday morning or complete the online prayer form below. If you have special requests (such as confidentiality limits or request for a pastor to call) please indicate this on your form.
Prayer Request Form
Wednesday @ 7:00 PM
Open to all, we meet in the Lower Lobby. If you have any questions please call Elliott Lyons.
Prayer is no stranger to the followers of Jesus Christ. Yet, the church needs a vision for the importance and relevance of prayer once again. When we read the gospels, prayer is not a task to check off but a way of life as we follow Christ who is our life.
By praying for God’s priorities to redirect and settle our hearts, we reject the false notion that God is a genie. God is our greatest gift. He does provide, but his presence is what we truly desire. Prayer is calling on God to come through on his promises.
If you would like us to pray for you, please let us know how we can pray.
GraceWorks was created to offer tangible opportunities to serve in our surrounding communities. Please visit the GraceWorks page for more information.
The Deacons are the “compassionate” ministry of the church. In Acts 6, the early church appointed Deacons to care for the needs of widows. In this same spirit, SSBC has a Diaconate committee that seeks to care for the physical/monetary needs of our church family. The Deacons are involved in the life of SSBC in the following primary ways:
- The Deacons administer a fund (separate from the General Fund) to help short-term needs of our church community.
- The Deacons assist the Pastors and Elders with communion and baptisms.
- The Deacons visit, encourage and pray for those who may need some help or who are recovering from an illness. We organize transportation and meals as the need arises.
You can join with the Deacons in this ministry. The Deacons can only respond to needs we know about. While committee members strive to stay informed, we need your help to alert us of needs we may have missed. Please feel free to mention needs to any of the committee members. Please contact the Deacons if you are able to assist with any of the needs below. The church office can give you their contact information.
- The Deacons collect and deliver food to the Hingham Food Pantry. Collection bins are in the lobby. And you can also contribute financially to the food pantry in your collection envelopes. It is a wonderful way for our church to reach out to the community.
- The Deacons encourage any interested member of the congregation to participate in the meal and transportation ministry.
- To give to the Deacon fund, please indicate this on your check or giving envelope. We are so thankful for the generosity of this congregation. There are so many amazing stories of people that you have touched and helped by your giving.
- Inexpensive housing or donated cars are sought after items.
GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and offer you a warm, caring environment of comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. The program is non-denominational and features biblical concepts for healing from grief. This seminar uses an excellent video series by GriefShare, support group discussion with focus, and personal study and reflection.
You can learn more at: www.griefshare.org
GriefShare Spring 2021
Classes for spring are usually held at North River Community Church (NRCC)
334 Old Oak Street, Pembroke, MA
Dates: tentatively January - April
Sunday afternoons, 1-3 PM
Questions about the spring session? Contact 781-826-0722
Are you struggling? Sometimes we try to find ways to comfort ourselves that rob us of our peace. Experience God’s grace as we learn to turn to the truth of God’s Word when we are feeling drawn to our addiction of choice.
For information, contact Michael Sharkey, 617-721-1092.