We believe worship begins when we walk into the door so we embrace our gathering time as an opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and enjoy what are often homemade refreshments.
Each time we gather for worship we receive communion. We believe that communion is a physical expression of a spiritual grace. It beautifully, and intimately, connects us to both one another and God.
We believe that music enables us to express the creative nature of God beyond the bounds of normal speech. Our worship music is not a time to sit back and listen, but a way for us all to participate in worship together.
We are a community that embraces the Bible as foundational to our faith. We do not believe that it should be set aside for only a few to interpret, but believe that we all have a responsibility to seek God’s Word in our lives. To this end our sermons are often participatory where observations and insight are sought.
People will be in everything from t-shirts & jeans to slacks & sport coats (mostly the former).
We encourage children 5 and over to join us for the full worship experience, however childcare is always provided.
One of the primary ways we seek to connect with God and one another is through our Formation Groups.
In these groups we gather around dining room and coffee shop tables alike to share life and be formed in the ways of Christ. The groups meet at different times and locations for fellowship, spiritual formation, and service.
New groups launch each academic semester, and are always welcoming new people into the fold!
For more information about connecting with one of our Formation Groups, contact Pastor Will Choate
With spiritual formation in mind, we’ve created a few places for our children to connect with God and one another.
The first is our weekly Worship Gathering. Whether it is offering a prayer, coming forward for weekly communion, and singing our familiar benediction alongside the congregation, there are many aspects of our Worship Gathering’s that are accessible and we believe formative for our children.
Each week we also offer a nursery for those children who are not potty trained, and children’s church for those under 5.
During children’s church Ms. Rachel Petty creatively engages them in bible stories through play, art, and conversation.
For more information contact Ms Rachel
One of the primary ways we seek to connect with God and one another is through outreach.
In addition to serving one another we believe we have been called to serve those around us. Our church has been blessed, and in response, we strive to be a blessing in the world.
Sometimes our service is through the distribution of money or food, sometimes through the offering of our time and energy; but our hope is we always serve with the love and grace of Christ.
On the fourth Tuesday of each month we serve a meal to our local homeless population. If you would like to serve in this way, please contact Robin McGowan.