Two worship services, quite different in style, are the heart of our life together. Our 9:00am Taizé service is meditative, featuring long periods of silence, repetitive chants, and a reading of scripture. 10:30 worship includes a sermon, prayer, 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.
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. The worship service is livestreamed and a recording is available for viewing during the week; seating in the rear of the sanctuary is available for those who choose not to appear online.
After both worship services an informal fellowship time provides an opportunity to ask questions and converse in small clusters. Those worshiping online move from the livestream to Zoom. Those on campus move to the Vaughan Fellowship Hall or, when weather permits, enjoy conversation in the courtyard.
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 attend Sunday School. 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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