Our Sunday morning worship service brings us together as a church family each week. It is one of the easiest ways for visitors to see who we are and what we are like – and we welcome you any time!
Worship on Sunday begins at 10:00 A.M. and is over at about 11:00 A.M. We don’t have a dress code because we are a pretty informal and friendly bunch. Just come as you are, and our morning hosts can help you get settled. They will see that you get a bulletin/worship guide, so you will know what is happening. They can direct you to the nursery, which is always available for young ones. If you want to keep your child with you, that’s fine too. Our host can give you one of our Kid Activity Bags with paper, crayons, and books to keep your children busy during worship.
Children in grades 1 and above start their morning in worship. Following a Youth Message, they leave for Sunday School. Children younger than first grade begin with their teacher. However, they join the worship service a few minutes before it begins, sit as a class at the front, and have a brief prayer with the pastor at the beginning of the service before returning to their room for the remainder of the hour.
During worship, we sing, pray, and reflect on God’s word in a variety of ways. Each week we try to look at the old stories we find in the Bible in new ways. Most weeks there is a 10-15 minute sermon. Our worship is rich in deeply respected traditions while at the same time vibrant, energizing, and thought-provoking. We utilize drama, visual media, and a variety of musical styles and elements.
We invite everyone to participate in the two sacraments of the church. These rituals help us to celebrate God’s grace and love in evocative and visual ways.
Through Baptism, God embraces you – no matter who you are – as you begin your Christian journey. Through Baptism, we recall the special covenant we have with God and with this church family who vows to love, support, and care for you always.
We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of every month as well as at special services such as Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday. We share a simple meal of bread and juice as we recall the loving acts of Jesus, commit ourselves to similarly loving acts of justice, and experience oneness with God and the presence of Christ in our lives.