The Easter season lasts from Easter sunday until Pentecost on June 9. This season we will feature a series called “Reconcile: How Christ can reconcile humanity’s deepest divisions.”
On Easter, we celebrate that Christ is Risen? To be faithful however, we must examine what that means. For our faith to be more than simply an intelectual endeavor, we must be willing to ask, “So what?”
The “So What?” of Easter is this: Reconciliation. Paul reminded us that all who follow Christ must be a part of sharing the “message of reconciliation.” For seven weeks we will examine how Christ can reconcile some of the deepest divisions that we humans have created.
April 28 – How it all started, Genesis 11:1-9
May 5 – Family of Many Colors, The barrier of race. Number 12:1-15
May 12 – Truth will make us free, The barrier of gender. John 4:1-30, 39-42
May 19 – There’s nothing to prevent you, The barrier of sexual orientation. Acts 8:26-40
May 26 – Living on the Margins, The barrier of age. Acts 20:7-12
June 2 – Another plate at the table, The barrier of class. 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
June 9 – Pentecost, a Celebration of Diversity, Acts 2
Every Sunday at 9:30
We worship together every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30. Immediately after worship, there is a time to share cookies and coffee in the cafe section of the sanctuary. There is a traditional feel to our worship, with an informal and welcoming atmosphere. That’s why we call it “Casual Traditional.”
There is nursery care provided every Sunday from 9:15-11:45 for kids that have not yet entered Kindergarten. Older kids remain in worship. There is a special cry room for babies and caregiver. There are activity bags available for kids as well.
The dress is varied. There might be a few people wearing ties, but there will also be some guys wearing t-shirts. Same thing with the ladies, for every dress and pumps, there is also a woman in jeans and a blouse.
Pastor Robb is an energetic preacher, who seldom remains behind the pulpit. Each week he also shares a short children’s moment. If your children feel comfortable, they are welcome to come forward. If you prefer, parents can accompany their little ones up to the front.
The choir is lively, and shares rousing anthems, melodic spirituals, and introspective responses. Our African choir has musical offerings about once a month, many of the songs they share have direct English translations in addition to the native language in which they are singing. It is a truly beautiful experience to hear some of the old favorite hymns sung in two different languages at once. Who knows, you may even learn a little Swahili.
There are two different kids choirs, which practice after worship during the Sunday school hour. Learn more about our music ministries here.
Our newly remodeled sanctuary includes a “Cafe Seating” section. These round tables, with coffee, water, and cookies nearby, offer a new way of experiencing worship. There are kids bulletins available. There is also a room adjacent to the sanctuary for parents with little ones that want a little more privacy. The room is furnished with a glider, a few activities for little ones, softer lighting, and a big window out to the worship space.