"And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts." (Acts 2:46)
What does it mean to break bread together? Put simply, to break bread is to eat together. Strange as it may seem, eating is a spiritual activity. Families eat together. The table is a place of intimacy, fellowship, friendship, and love. Unless the church eats together, true fellowship and unity is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve. Therefore, as one of our major ministries, we endeavour to eat together.
As a part of our worship we eat the Lord's Supper together on the first Sunday of every month. This is to obey the instructions of Jesus Christ, as repeated by His apostles and practiced by the Church for more than 2,000 years.
"For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, 'This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes." (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
In addition to unprogramed hospitality in one another's homes, we host a monthly pot-luck after our worship service on the first Sunday of the month.
We deeply value family-to-family and person-to-person hospitality in our homes. A major part of our culture at Southshore is time spent with one another from Monday to Saturday. We believe that this is a vital part of what it means to be the Church of Jesus Christ.