CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: [We have had to make adjustments for the Coronavirus Lockdown. Our worship and meetings are now online. Meetings are held via Zoom; links are provided in our events calendar. Worship is live streamed with a recording posted following the live event. You can find our live streams and videos at:
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You can find all our most current offerings on our events calendar. Below is our general worship pattern.
Children are welcome at all services.
Nursery care is provided where noted.
8:00 a.m. Reflective Worship
A spoken Communion service with several places for quiet reflection.
[During the Coronavirus lockdown, we are live streaming Morning Prayer.]
9:00 a.m. Adult Formation
A Sunday school study for adults. Past topics have included books of the Bible, parables of Jesus, Quaker spirituality, Sabbath keeping, the Church as a community, and more.
[Live online via Zoom during Lockdown.]
10:30 a.m. Family-style Worship*
Nursery care is provided every Sunday at this service.
This warm and robust Communion service caters to community of all ages and backgrounds. Fall through Spring the service features a choir. Grandparents, parents, youth and children will all find something here for them. Children up through 6th grade begin downstairs for their own learning and join in worship upstairs just before Holy Communion.
[Live online during Lockdown.]
* The first Sunday of the month is “Family Sunday” where we all worship together for the whole service. Most Children begin and remain upstairs. Nursery care still remains downstairs in case our youngest need something different. The Family Service includes a children’s sermon and opportunities for active participation in worship.
Throughout the week we offer opportunities to grow in your connection to God.
Outdoor Labyrinth and outdoor Stations of the Cross
These outdoor prayer forms are available sunrise to sunset on the church grounds. We provide pamphlets, but you may use your own. Both are self-lead unless otherwise advertised in our calendar.
Daily Prayer (the Daily Office)
Both our sponsoring traditions teach the necessity of Christians being in daily prayer. Most of the time, that will be individually. We do offer regular and special times of Daily Prayer.
Evening Prayer. 5:30 p.m. Join us for Evening Prayer. Typically we use the ecumenical prayerbook Daily Prayer of the Church, edited by Philip H. Pfatteicher, which combines Lutheran, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic daily prayer into one.
[During the Lockdown we are using the Book of Common Prayer and conducting the service via Zoom]
Aside from evening prayer, most weeknight special services are scheduled for 7pm or, if food will be served, scheduled for 6pm.