Worship is a time to step out of our daily lives and into sacred space where we reflect on what really matters and who we really love. This sacred space of love transforms us so that we re-enter the larger world more empowered to live fully and bless widely. While the pressures of life can overwhelm, regular worship centers us in our most important values and reminds us of our most important relationships.
Our Sunday morning worship service is at 10:30 am in our sanctuary, Channing Hall. The children’s religious education programming happens during the Sunday worship hour after a brief period of multi-generational worship in the sanctuary. A nursery is available for the youngest among us, and our children’s religious education program always welcomes new and visiting children and youth into their activities and lessons. Stop by the Welcome Circle in the main lounge to get connected with any of these groups.
We have special Sunday Worship Services where the entire family is encouraged to attend and there are no separate children and youth religious education classes.
September 2016Sep 11 (Sun) – Water Communion @10:30 am - 11:30 am
We have occasional mid-week Vesper services during the year. These are small, simple services, centered on a seasonal or pastoral theme, with beautiful music and words from many religious traditions. For these services, and in all of our worship services, you’ll find some people dressing very casually, some formally. Wear whatever you like and know that you are always welcome.
Annual Spiritual Themes
Each month we observe a spiritual theme in worship, music, religious education, and small group ministry. Themes in 2016-2017 include:
- September ’16 – Spreading the Word
- October ’16 – Civility
- November ’16 – Freedom
- December ’16 – Repair
- January ’17 – Creativity
- February ’17 – The Self
- March ’17 – Our Dreams
- April ’17 – Roots
- May ’17 – The Journey
- June ’17 –Tomorrow
Choirs and Music
The Adult Choir regularly deepens our worship life by offering wonderful selections during the Sunday service. Our Chamber Choir often brings moving music to the service. The Bell Choir plays to an eager congregation several times a year. The Kids Chorale enlivens the spirit, as only children can do, when they combine and raise their voices at worship.
Worship Associates are trained lay leaders who participate in leading worship services. They participate in the service liturgy, help guest speakers prepare for worship, and offer reflections on the worship topic. In these reflections, they model a personal engagement with the theme in ways that help listeners do the same thing. Consider becoming a Worship Associate.
Weekly worship embraces visitors and newcomers. There are always members ready to greet and help you find your way here. We hope that you will worship with us soon.