New here? Welcome!
A Special Note of Welcome
The information on this page describes how our religious community was operating until spring 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for us to be together in our own facilities. However, we have adapted all of our activities to a virtual environment, and our community is still going strong, meeting every Sunday morning at 10 am for wonderfully inspiring virtual worship services, To join us via Zoom, just click the Worship Service link on the home page any Sunday morning at 9:45 am for an informative slide show followed by our 10 am worship service. In addition to worship, there are all kinds of other opportunities to participate — both on Sundays and throughout the week — to learn more about who we are and what we’re about, and to connect with like-minded folks.
Are you looking for a community, a sense of fellowship, a way to make a difference in the world, a place to explore and deepen your spirituality?
- We are a religious community of open hearts and minds, working together to transform ourselves and the world.
- We look forward to meeting you! Wherever you are on your life journey, you are welcome here.
- Our Sunday-morning worship services take place at 10 am.
- Children are usually with us during the first part of the service, then leave to enjoy a social time (“Power Hour”). Their religious-exploration classes start at 11 am.
- We hope you’ll stay after the worship service to enjoy our Coffee Hour social time.
Check for our next Newcomers’ Circle
This basic introduction to our community allows newcomers and members to get to know one another and learn more about what it means to be a part of this community. Our gatherings take place immediately following worship during our Sunday-morning social hour, and are usually located in the Hemingway Lounge, just across the hall from the sanctuary entrance. Please check the calendar for upcoming dates, or contact the office for more information.
What to Expect
Our worship services are 60-75 minutes in length, and include lively music, hymns, readings, silence for meditation, and a sermon.
Prior to the service, some people choose to light a candle to honor a joy or express a concern. They may also wish to record those in the Book of Joys and Concerns, for later sharing with our entire congregation or holding silently in our hearts.
Our services usually incorporate the following elements:
- Musical preludes and postludes performed by our pianist/organist.
- A Time for All Ages, when we share a brief story or conversation with our children.
- We light two chalices, the symbol of our faith – one for our own community, and a second for our partner church in the Philippines.
- Performances by our inspiring adult choir at most services (and our delightful children’s choir several times each year), or special music provided by talented guest musicians.
- Congregational hymns and songs.
- Thoughtful reflections, and meaningful responsive readings.
- A time of silent meditation and reflection.
- The sharing of joys and concerns, and an opportunity to speak the aloud, or call to mind and heart, the name of someone we wish to hold in our care.
- A sermon or homily, which focuses upon various contemporary themes as well as the timeless issues of life.
- The practice of generosity through the taking of an offering.
A list of our current worship services can be found here.
After the worship service concludes, we hope you’ll stop by our Visitors Table in the Ann Benner Room (just outside the sanctuary’s sliding doors) to meet our Connections Coordinator. Then join us for our social hour in Beck Hall following worship to enjoy beverages, snacks, and friendly conversation.