NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church is now offering a Wednesday evening service in addition to the weekly Sunday morning worship service. This new mid-week service meets at the church at 6:30 p.m.

Tom DuBois, from Salem Township and the pastor of the Western Mountains Baptist Church, said, “We are looking to keep the atmosphere of this meeting pretty laid back – pretty casual, almost like a gathering in someone’s living room. It just happens to be a big living room. We will sing a song or two – we will hear God’s Word preached – and in some cases actively participate in the discussion of the Bible. I think the format will vary a little bit week to week, but it will always include a study of the Scriptures.”

Roger Meldrum from Kingfield said, “Some people miss Sunday mornings because they are working at places where the industry needs them to work. The Wednesday evening services give them an opportunity to experience a worship service with other people where they missed Sunday. Also, if someone doesn’t like crowds, these services are a good time to check out church.”

The Wednesday evening services begin at 6:30 p.m. and are expected to run for approximately one hour. Various leaders within the church membership will be preaching through the book of 1 Corinthians. “By having the elders and the deacons prepare and present the Wednesday evening messages,” said Bryan Fitch of Freeman Township, “it gives our pastor a break and gives others the opportunity to learn how to share God’s Word.”

Pastor DuBois invites everyone to the Western Mountains Baptist Church. For more information call the church at 265-2557, email [email protected] or drop by the church any Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.