Gathered in Old South’s grand sanctuary, our Festival Worship service is inspired by Old South’s choir, the great E.M. Skinner organ, and serious attention to preaching. It gives careful consideration to the spiritual efficacy of elegant and dynamic ritual and liturgy. Informed by the sanctuary’s warm, exuberantly decorated interior this is Old South’s “signature” worship service. It is marked by choreography and elements that are both grand and intimate, traditional and contemporary. It is bold and facing toward God’s future.
The music we draw upon to worship the Living God ranges from a sacred European canon to spirituals, from jazz to American roots music. Our worship is intended to bring us into communion with God and with the saints, both the quick and the dead, throughout time and around the world. This is no benign activity or mere entertainment—if done right, Christian worship forms us as God’s people and as Christ’s disciples: brave to do some good, kind toward one another and gentle with all that God has created.
Festival Worship at Old South is designed to be familiar yet refreshing; traditional yet liberating; expansive, uplifting, and celebratory. Please join us!
Children and youth are welcome! For information about childcare, church school, children's and youth programming (education, music, service and other activities) visit the Children & Youth Ministries page.
Worship services and events at Old South Church are sometimes photographed and recorded to document the vibrant life of our church. If you do not wish to be included in these recordings, please notify an usher.