All are always welcome at Bread Fellowship—we believe strongly in our call by God to be inclusive of all God’s children. Our hope and prayer is that visiting at Bread is like coming home where you are loved and accepted.
Worship begin as we gather in a circle and share the peace of Christ. There are scriptures, prayers, and other readings. One of our two pastors leads worship by sharing a meditation on the scripture for the day. There is always time for discussion and questions so that our worship can make a difference in the way we live in the week to come.
We conclude our celebration each week by sharing the Lord’s Supper. The dress is casual, come as you are.
If you have difficulty finding us please call 817.690.6244 or 210.379.1066.
From the East on Interstate 30 If you are on I 20 heading west take the Summit Avenue exit and turn left at the light. Summit will turn into 8th Avenue. Stay on 8th—you will cross Rosedale and Allen is at the second light after Rosedale. Turn left on Allen until you come to 5th—Arts 5th Avenue will be on your left.
From the East on Rosedale Continue on Rosedale-you will cross Main Street, Hemphill. When you get to 8th Avenue turn left. You will continue to the second light—that is Allen Avenue. Turn left and continue on Allen until you get to 5th Avenue---Arts 5th Avenue will be on your left.
From the West on Interstate 30 Take the Summit Avenue exit and turn right at the light. Continue on 8th Avenue—you will cross Rosedale, the second light will be at Allen Avenue. Turn right and continue to 5th Avenue. Arts 5th Avenue will be on your left.
From the South on Interstate 35 Take the Allen Avenue exit and continue until you come to 5th Avenue. Arts 5th Avenue will be on your right.
From the North on Interstate 35 Take the Allen Avenue Exit and continue until you come to 5th Avenue. Arts 5th Avenue will be on your right.
What We Believe
At Bread our worship begins each Sunday as we read together these words:
We gather together in the name of Jesus Christ. We are members of God’s family, brothers and sisters to one another. There are no outsiders among us. No one here has any special standing or bragging rights. We have all been brought together by the redeeming love of Jesus. Let us all join together in worship!
We believe that the church is changing and in the 21st Century women and men, young and old are looking for that which will bring meaning to their lives. We are asking questions—how can I make a difference in the world beginning in my neighborhood and city; how can I use my money for good; does church have a word for me about how I live my life; how do I become a person of compassion; how do I love my neighbor; how do I love myself; does God love me.
We believe Christ is our center and all are welcome within the circle of his love and grace.
There is no membership requirement. There is no giving requirement. There are only two rules: 1) Everyone is welcome. 2) We will never own property - we believe it detracts from our call to be salt and light in the world.
We follow the Common Revised Lectionary
The Christian calendar is organized around two major times in the life of the church— Advent, Christmas and Epiphany and Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. The rest of the year following Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time which is used to focus on various aspects of faith, especially the mission of the church in the world.
At Bread we believe that it is vital that we gather around Christ’s table each Sunday. We share the bread and cup by serving each other—we take a piece of bread and dip it in the cup. We read together this litany as we prepare to take the bread and cup.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, We praise your name and join their unending hymn: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. As so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith: Chris has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
At Bread we strive to incorporate meaningful historic practices of Christianity into a format that is relevant to the 21st century. Scripture is at the center of worship and everything we do.
Why We Gather
We gather each Sunday to offer each other the peace of Christ. It is a time to renew our faith, to encourage each other, and to discern what God would have us do in our daily lives and as a fellowship of believers.