Our Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m.
The Worship and Spiritual Development Core Ministry develops, plans, and implements all the worship and educational programs of the church. Our basic mission is to nurture the spirits of our congregation as we come together in worship services, in classes, and in workshops and retreats. We also provide resources for helping our members develop rich personal spiritual lives of prayer, contemplation, meditation, and “communing with Nature.”
We attempt to coordinate the words of the hymns, the choir anthem, the readings, the sermon, and the visual components on the table and niche into a unified message of faith, hope, love, peace, or justice based on the scriptural texts for the day. We work toward creating experiences that speak to our minds, hearts, bodies, and spirits.
Children are welcomed and encouraged to be part of worship and to take Communion. We offer respect and love to our children.
Special services are held during Advent, Lent, and other church Holy Days. A St. Francis Blessing of the Animals is held annually. Our Pastor also plans and officiates weddings, baptisms, and funeral and memorial services.
Quiet Reflection and Silent Meditation
The church is open each Wednesday at 5 p.m.-6 p.m. for individuals who wish to gather in a time of Quiet Reflection to pray, meditate, or engage in some other contemplative practice in the beauty of our sanctuary. Being with people in silence is a powerful way of developing a strong sense of community. Please enter the sanctuary from Boyce Hall as those doors (under the portico) will be open. Feel free to come and go as you wish during this time but move quietly so silence can be maintained for the entire hour.
A Silent Meditation group meets in Heritage Hall (adjacent to the church) each Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. The group begins with a short reading followed by thirty minutes of meditation. Those gathered share their reflections and thoughts. All our welcome to join. We ask that you please wear a mask.
A number of action teams provide the support services needed to make our worship services function smoothly, e.g., greeters, liturgists, coffee fellowship. The team leaders always welcome volunteers who can help out. You can find the team leaders listed on our Leadership page.
Our church has a vibrant music program with a Director of Music who plays piano and organ and directs our choir. Worship music often includes vocal and instrumental soloists as well.
Live and Recorded Sunday Services
You may view the Sunday Services live-streamed through YouTube, or later at your convenience view the recording, also on YouTube. You can easily link to the live Sunday service and to recordings of our Sunday worship directly from our website Home page.
Sunday Morning Book Study: 8:45-9:45 a.m.
This active class focuses on progressive theological and social action readings. The weekly leadership for the group alternates among its members, and books are chosen by consensus. All are welcome for lively discussions.