How We Worship

Worship is central to our vision of community. Offering a healing alternative to the clutter of our working lives in a noisy city. The space can be beautifully bare or have banners or wide ribbons swaying from the ceiling. They remind us of the movement of the seasons, and testify to the church’s power to heal the broken world. The plain communion table serves as a focal point. It holds a Celtic cross, an oil lamp and a crystal prayer bowl.

We may hear letters, poems, or passages from the newspaper. We are invited to voice joys and concerns arising from our daily lives and those of family and friends. We allow ourselves to laugh, applaud, cheer, or sometimes cry, reminding ourselves that we are a community.

We value the arts in worship and in our communal lives. Some services include storytelling, drumming, and sacred dance. Guest musicians and musical leaders from the congregation contribute to our musical life with Minister of Music Pax Ressler.

We sing songs from a variety of sources, including sacred hymns, gospel and spiritual music from the African-American musical tradition, contemporary praise music, and songs from the Taizé community. We strive to use justice-seeking language in our songs and to sing in languages other than English.

We hope you can join us Sunday mornings at 10:00. Childcare and children’s Sunday School are provided. All are welcome and celebrated.