Spirituality is by nature about relationships – our relationship to ourselves, to God, to one another and the world. Sunday Gathering time is a time to lift up one another and renew our spirits through:
- Spiritual teaching: Our pastors and others offer reflections on spiritual practices and values and how they interact with current events. There’s often a time for discussion of the teaching to include other perspectives and greater growth opportunities. See our Sermons page, or our podcast, for past teachings.
- Music: Through singing we seek more to inspire and include everyone, than to entertain. We sing a mix of songs from the hymnal and from slides, led by a cantor, and it’s less about knowing a song already than it is about raising our voices together. But if you know a song or can sing, by all means, sing louder: some of us are likely to be new.
- Sacred readings and poetry: Our story is rooted in the Christian Scriptures, and we most often look to them for guidance for our lives. We also include readings from other Wisdom traditions, and favorite poems as well as original writings from our community members.
- Silence: Quieting the mind and the noise around us, is essential as we listen for the guidance of Spirit and bring some calmness and peace to our world.
- Prayers and Prayer Stations: Each week we offer a chance to move around the room and interact with prayer stations that include candle lighting, a prayer request book, communion, anointing for healing and other themes related to our Gathering that day.
- Stories: Storytelling is the way we share our lives and come to know and care for one another. After all, the Bible is a collection of stories, meant be be engaged with.
- Coffee and Conversation: The Gathering is always followed by a time of catching up with each other over coffee and food. We all live the most of our week in a complicated world that can challenge and erode our values and commitments. Our Sunday time clarifies and strengthens our spiritual values and sends us back out renewed and inspired. We hope all who are guests with us will go away lifted up and encouraged.
Livestreaming Worship: We don’t have fancy cameras, but we do have Facebook Live.