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Worship Services

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During the summer months, there is only one worship service and program for our children and youth. These are at 10:00 am.

Worship Services from September to mid-June are at 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  (between Christmas and New Years only one service at 10:00) Kindergarteners through high school aged youth participate in the first part of the service at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am service. 

We have two Sunday programs for our children and youth. The 9:00 am service, the first service, has a multi-age class from K-5th grade. (no preschool). Middle and High Schoolers are welcome and encouraged to participate in following capacities: nursery assistants, teacher assistants, greeters, ushers, sound, facilitate youth chapel once per month, and assist with Faith in Action.

The 11:00 am service, the 2nd service is grouped by age or class: Preschool, three and four year olds, Kindergarten-Second Grade, Third-Fifth Grade, Middle School and High School youth.

Infants and preschoolers may be taken to their classrooms ten minutes before both services. During Intergenerational Services children and youth remain in the worship service.

After service, please join us for coffee or tea and conversation on the West Patio. Welcome.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 – 9 and 11 am

"Ecology Is the New Theology"

Religion, Dowd claims, has always been about helping people collectively to live in "right relationship to reality." Given today's science-based knowledge and the magnitude of humanity's challenges, ecology is necessarily the new theology and the interdisciplinary study of "big history" is the new Genesis. Those who fail to understand that evidence is modern-day scripture, and that the world we live in is an honorable world, betray the future in the most egregious of ways. 

Speaker: Reverend Michael Dowd; Worship Associate: Mary Ruth Velicki


Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 9 and 11 am

"In the Neighborhood: a Buddhist Midrash on a Christian Parable"

James has been thinking a lot about his neighborhood. And, well, that led him to think about neighbors. And, with that, he found himself thinking on one of the more famous of Jesus' parables.

Worship Leader: Reverend James Ford 

Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 9 and 11 am

"Seeing the World Through Another's Eyes"

Father Homan, author of "Radical Hospitality: Benedict's Way of Love," writes that "Hospitality is a spiritual practice, a way of becoming more human, a way of understanding yourself. Hospitality is both the answer to modern alienation and injustice, and a path to a deeper spirituality." Today we will explore how to see the world through another's eyes and discover the Divine in each person.

Service Leader: Michael Sallwasser; Worship Associate: Edie Mickey-Silveria