Once a week we meet to worship God, and remember the sacrifice of his Son Jesus by breaking bread and drinking wine. All baptised members take bread and wine (1 Corinthians 11:23–26; 12:13; Matthew 26:26–30).
Apart from the bread and wine, this meeting consists of prayers, the reading of two or three chapters from the Bible, hymns and songs, and an ‘exhortation’ (word of encouragement, otherwise more commonly known as as a sermon) based on the Bible. We are a lay community and so typically a different brother will deliver the exhortation each week (Ephesians 5:19; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 3:13).
Participation in this meeting is the focus of our religious life. In most countries this meeting is held on Sunday, though it may be on another day (e.g., Saturday in Nepal and Friday in Bangladesh) where Sunday is not a public holiday.