Things We Do at Sunday Worship
♦ Communion is open to all: "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here, at this welcoming table of our welcoming Lord. Jesus welcomed everyone, and so do we."
We most often gather the congregation in a circle at the front of the Sanctuary, serving communion with individual glass cups. To accommodate diverse traditions, the red communion cups contain wine and the clear communion cups contain grape juice.
If a person is not able to come easily to the front of the Sanctuary and wishes to be served communion at their seat, they can signal the serving Deacons before or during the communion sacrament and a Deacon will bring it to you. On the first Sunday of each month, and special other occasions, the congregation remains seated in the pews and communion is brought to each participant by the Deacons.
♦ A Children's Sermon is presented during each worship service by a member of the Christian Education Staff, in which children are invited to the front of the sanctuary to listen, learn, and participate.
♦ A Sign of Peace is Passed during worship, when we walk around and greet each other with handshakes and wish peace to each other.
♦ The Food Pantry at the Network of Religious Communities receives donated non-perishable foods, which our congregation collects the second Sunday of each month.
♦ A Friendship Hour is hosted directly after the the worship service, whereby we gather for conversation and community in the Common Meeting Area adjoining the Sanctuary. Often there are refreshments.
♦ Worship is followed by a Potluck Lunch, and/or by an Educational or Spiritual Program every so often.
♦ Once a month, we host a Birthday Party with a special cake for people with birthdays that fall within that month.
*We go out of our way not to make every service exactly the same, so be ready for some interesting surprises.