Worship is no benign activity. It is intended to radicalize us, change and form us into followers of Jesus. We believe that a sanctuary filled with worshippers can and should be thrilling, profoundly engaging, even riveting — for it is given to us to handle the mysteries of life and death, time and eternity, spirit and flesh, good and evil. Will you join us? Do you dare?
With soaring choir and thundering organ, Festival Worship is our grand pageant of praise and thanksgiving to God. Enlivened by thoughtful preaching, wide-ranging music and traditional hymns, Festival Worship calls us to heights of exuberant worship and to new and ever-expanding depths of Christian faith.
It’s Thursday evening and it’s already been a long week. Relax and recenter with soulful jazz music; feel the saxophone riffs playing off the stone walls. Bathed in candlelight, our service is filled with meditative silence, communion, and reflection on the scriptures.
First Worship is full of joy and laughter. Not so big you’ll get lost, not so small you’ll stand out. We adore the sounds of children and they are always welcome. Communion bread is sweet and plentiful, our songs are beautiful and easy to sing. We’re fun, you would like us.
Be welcomed by God into this circle of safe community. Experience silence and listen, lighting candles to disperse the shadows. Speak your heart and be heard and honored. We are deeply beloved by God — and we are learning to love ourselves just as deeply. As we depart we carry the power of God’s healing, body and soul.