About Our Worship
The 8:30 a.m worship service is a reflective service. Communion is taken each Sunday. Special music is provided. The sermon is the same at both services.
A Taizé Service is held the fourth Sunday of every month at the 8:30 Service. This service is modeled after the services held at the Taizé Community in France, and is a worship experience wholly dedicated to prayer and to hearing God’s word, using song, scripture, and silent meditation.
The 10:30 worship service includes a Children’s Time where children are invited to gather at the front of the church for a special lesson. Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month. The Sanctuary Choir, the Worship Team or special music is provided. There is childcare in the nursery at both services.
This service is interpreted in American Sign Language.
Healing Prayer the fourth Sunday of each month at 11:30am in the sanctuary. Healing Prayer offers the opportunity to share a prayer of concern with a caring person and receive a blessing.
The United Church of Christ celebrates two sacraments, baptism and communion. Baptism is celebrated both for infants and for older believers who have not previously been baptized. This sacrament is included in the Sunday worship service, after conferring with the pastor. Many persons bring water for the baptism from a place that is meaningful to them.
Through water at baptism, God embraces you — no matter who you are — and brings you into Christ’s Church. You become vital not only to a local church, but the wider Church. You share in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. The church also promises to love, support, and care for you throughout your whole life. Baptized, you now participate fully in life of the Church and God’s realm. more about baptism in the UCC »
The United Church of Christ celebrates two sacraments, baptism and communion. We practice “open” communion, inviting all Christians to the Lord’s Table, regardless of denominational affiliation. Persons of all ages, including children, share in this sacrament. Grape juice is used so that all may participate. Just some water, just a simple meal of bread and juice, but for us in the United Church Christ, what is simple means much more.
At Holy Communion, we share a simple meal of bread and wine. Here, we experience the presence of Christ again. Together, around God’s welcome table, we recall God’s loving acts especially in Jesus, we experience our oneness in Christ, hope for a time when all will be fed, and anticipate the fullness of God’s love and justice throughout creation. more about communion in the UCC »
Inclusive and expansive language
Inclusive and expansive language is used in our worship services. This is far more than an aesthetic matter of male and female imagery; it is a fundamental issue of social justice. Language that is truly inclusive affirms sexuality, racial and ethnic background, stages of maturity, and degrees of limiting conditions. more about inclusive and expansive language in the UCC »
We have three nurseries, providing care for newborn to 5 year old children. Our nurseries are staffed by a paid nursery care provider and church volunteers. Care is provided from 8:30-11:30 am every Sunday. Care is also provided during Wednesday night programming and other scheduled events.