WELCOME

 

Everyone needs a place.  

Carrying the Cross to Chapel

We hope you find yours here.

Here is a place that is ancient and new, a faith that we hold going back to Jesus, back to his spiritual ancestors, back to those who walked the earth and found holy ground. And what we do is often based on really ancient patterns—worship and music; loving service to the poor, the hurting, the lonely; working for justice and peace; lively, fearless education and formation of minds and souls. And that faith is also completely contemporary, engaged in the culture and the needs of the moment.

WHAT WE ARE FOR

The dignity and worth of every person. An open minded, passionate commitment to truth. The importance of everyone’s own spiritual journey. God’s friends wherever we find them. Seeking Christ in every person who comes through the door. The sacredness of life’s rites of passage. The value of community. The hard work necessary to make sure that all are welcomed. Telling the truth about life’s challenges. A “user-friendly” church experience. Children, youth and families. We believe that God is love, and we pray that God will use us to spread that love.

WHAT WE ARE AGAINST

Claiming to have all the answers. Elitism and exclusivism, especially in church. Bigotry for any reason. Authoritarianism. Indifference to injustice and suffering. Certitude in the face of ambiguity and superficial answers to hard questions. Boring sermons, bad music and general cluelessness. (So, God help us, because we don’t always avoid these!)

WHAT WE VALUE

Community, open hearts, open minds, open arms. Faith. Fortitude. Staying current, but equally staying rooted in tradition. Reason and honesty. Civic responsibility. Debate that allows for mutual respect. Music and beauty for their own sake. Joy in God’s creation. Anyone who makes an effort to get to know and follow Jesus.

WELCOME!

adapted from St. Bart’s, New York City

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Worship Service Schedule

Sunday
8:00am Holy Communion  – A quiet service

10:00am Holy Communion – A family service with music,  Godly Play Sunday School and Child Care
Please join us for coffee after the services

FirCandlesst Saturday of the month
5:00pm Common Thread is our new service for those who like an open and contemporary style which is simple, meditative, and designed for people who might call themselves “spiritual but not religious.” Children are welcome and encouraged. Come as you are. Stay for a meal afterwards.

 

Wednesday
10:00am: Holy Communion & Healing Service

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Our Mission

To worship God with energy and joy.
To deepen our faith in Jesus Christ.
To use our gifts in the service of others and the education of children.
To seek and welcome others into our community of faith.
To enjoy music, laughter and our diversity.


 

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