The Fellowship Meeting, also called Sunday Meeting and Testimony Meeting, are held on the first day of the week (Sunday) in the same private home, usually that of the Elder, who leads the meeting. They are usually held on Sunday a.m. Members are assigned to a particular church meeting. Sunday is a Day of Rest when most 2x2s abstain from work.
Each Fellowship Meeting consist of singing, praying, with all professing members giving testimonies and taking communion, also called breaking of bread. Singing is without musical accompaniment. If a Worker is present, s/he leads the meeting. The meeting lasts approximately one hour. When the meeting runs much over an hour, another Fellowship Meeting is started in another home and the meeting is divided.
Fellowship Meetings are NEVER held in a Church Building. Read more in Church Buildings.
Acts 2:42 – And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
1 Corinthians 1:9 – God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 John 1:3 – That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
1 John 1:7 – But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Worker Quote: I’m not sure that all of you value as you should the privilege that is yours on the first day of the week, of meeting together in a private home that has been consecrated to God. Let me remind you that in this you are actually and literally fulfilling the Scriptures. When you leave your home, and go to the home of another on the first day of the week to break bread, the Scriptures are being fulfilled…The breaking of bread is simply a symbolic way in which we renew our fellowship with our Master and Lord and with each other. (Jack Carroll, October 1951, Arizona)