Two worship services, quite different in style, are the heart of our life together. Our Taizé service is meditative, featuring long periods of silence, repetitive chants, and a reading of scripture. 10:30 worship includes a sermon, Children’s Time, and music in a range of styles. Through the rhythms of worship and the liturgical calendar we draw close to God and to one another. These are come-as-you-are events. Questioning, hurting, celebrating, or just looking forward to a hug, we gather – squirming toddlers, elders in jeans or suits, bluegrass players and organ-lovers, families who fill the pew, and groupings of friends who are family by choice. Both worship services are currently occurring on Zoom.
Because we are committed to including people as they are, we offer accessibility for specific physical challenges. If you don’t see your concern listed here, please contact the office so we can better welcome you.
After both worship services an informal fellowship time (currently on Zoom) provides an opportunity to ask questions and converse in small clusters. After COVID-19, Taizé fellowship will be at Whole Foods over coffee or breakfast. After 10:30 worship, fellowship is in the Vaughan Fellowship Hall over coffee and very simple snacks which we take turns providing. Groups in the church invite us to sign petitions, provide tech support for CUCC services, or sign up walkers for community fundraisers.
From time to time 10:30 worship fellowship is expanded. We might share a potluck followed by a guest speaker on a justice initiative or for a themed celebration to raise funds for the youth mission trip. Congregational meetings where we plan our life together are held three times a year during 10:30 fellowship. You are welcome to participate in any fellowship event. Vegetarian and vegan dishes join more traditional potluck fare, and foods are marked as requested for allergies.
Since we are already together, we put that carbon expenditure to good use. Much of our faith formation time is on Sundays. Children leave 10:30 worship following the Children’s Time for their classes. Adults interested in Bible study arrive early at 9:30 for their class. Some of the groups who plan our life together stay after fellowship to do the work of being the church; these meetings are generally open to visitors.
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