Acts 2:42 says that when the church was assembled in Jerusalem, “they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Those same four things – doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayers – are the heart and soul of our congregational life.
The heart and soul of our church life is the Bible. Our services are structured around the Bible. Our messages are straight-forward Bible teachings. We have Sunday School and men’s and women’s Bible studies. We are committed to historic Reformed orthodox doctrine as contained in our Standards (secondary to the Bible), the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.
We aim to be a caring church family. We organize support, care, meals, etc. for those who have lost loved ones, going through illness, or recovering at home. We also love to provide meals for families of newborns!
We also have many fellowship events throughout the year. A highlight of our church fellowship is our annual camping weekend at Bonclarken, our denomination’s Blue Ridge Mountain retreat and assembly grounds.
Other fellowship events include a daddy-daughter dinner, mother-son field day, and fishing rodeo!
There are many ways that we “break bread together” at Clover ARPC:
- The Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of each quarter.
- Weekly Prayer Lunch
- Annual homemade ice cream social, chili cook-off, and fish fry.
- Covered-dish dinners.
- Annual women's banquet.
In addition to our weekly prayer lunch, we have a men’s morning prayer meeting each Wednesday. Our women’s groups also meet for prayer.