“During COVID, I was standing in the middle of the sanctuary, filming the Sunday morning service, so I was moving everything out of the way. “I realized how wonderful it was,” Probert said. “There’s this old school standing around vibes like grandma’s piano, and that was the inspiration for the community worship circle.”
Attendees can expect an evening of worship featuring contemporary Christian and gospel music, with songs such as Kari Jobe’s Song of the Apocalypse. “Heart of Worship” by Brandon Lake. ‘So I Will (100 Billion X)’ by Hillsong Worship, ‘King of My Heart’ by Stephanie Gretzinger and Jeremy Riddle. There are several other selections featuring arrangements by Provart, such as “Amen” and “My Jesus in D reh”. The service lasts about an hour without a sermon.
The intimate worship environment, diverse group of ministry leaders and worshipers, and thoughtful song selection all helped foster community worship circles beyond church walls.
In addition to Probert, Rufus Wilson, Kelly Probert, Randy Newton, Andrew Donahue, Reverend Frederick McQueen, Edna Rafferty, Chris Blevins, Rhonda Davis, Reverend Vanessa McQueen, Daniel Wilkin, Heidi Wilkin , Chishona Powell, and Megan Demoletto. , among others.
Provart said he sees relationships being formed and conversations taking place as a result of people spending time together at worship. One example is his friendship with Wilson. Wilson was his one of the first worship leaders that God assembled to start his worship circle.
“Our drummer, Rufus Wilson, has become a true partner for me in my musical and spiritual quest…We are committed to making choices in line with ministry, the Holy Spirit, and the Father. We sit and talk for hours about it,” said Probert. “It’s really great because people are starting to form friendships as a result of people coming together for worship.”
Along with Provart and Wilson, OJ Smith and Lawrence Pearson were the first founding members to start community worship circles. Smith has since moved to Pittsburgh, and Pearson now serves at a church in Indiana.
“Community Worship Circles grew out of this group that God put together based on this idea that God planted in my mind,” Probert said.
He also credits his wife, Kelly, as a huge supporter of the effort. Other members of the group, including Rafferty, Powell and McQueens, introduced the band to some strong gospel songs.
Probert said, “I can mention everyone because everyone contributes their talents and spiritual gifts that really make a big difference.
In addition to community worship circles, Hamilton Presbyterian Church hosts a contemporary in-person service on Sundays at 11:00 am at the Court Street Worship Center. am The Rev. Dr. John Lewis is the pastor. For more information, please visit www.thepresby.org.
what: Community worship circle
when: Sunday 6pm
Where: Court Street Worship Center at 23 S. Front St. in downtown Hamilton.
price: free. open to all.
More information: www.thepresby.org