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 call the church office.
Wednesday @ 2:00 PM
Open to all, we meet in the Library. 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.
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 SSBC 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 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 or find a class near you at: griefshare.org
GriefShare will return Fall 2024 @ South Shore Baptist Church in the library
Saturdays 9 AM to 11 AM