WORSHIP AT FAITH
Jesus regularly joined in worship and study with his community of faith and we continue that practice in his name. When we gather together our experience of a powerful and merciful God is deepened. We are reminded that together we are called to be the body of Christ.
Worship may be important, but that doesn’t mean it is formal or difficult! Whether you grew up going to church or can’t name one hymn, you can worship!
At Faith, we offer two distinct worship services. The services share the scripture and a deep sense of community.
…begins at 10:30 AM. This is a traditional worship with a progressive message about Jesus Christ. In addition to piano music, our gorgeous pipe organ is used, hymns are sung and – except in the summer – the choir presents an anthem. Twice a month, we hear from Faith’s band, which presents more contemporary music. The service uses familiar Christian rituals and responses. The service usually lasts about an hour.
The Welcome Table….
….begins at 4 PM on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Jesus did it. The first Christians did it. Gathered people at a table, to eat and to hear the Word of God. They listened to each other and to the Holy Spirit. They became a community. The Welcome Table is a time and place to be fed, to be heard and to be in community.
The Welcome Table will introduce you to the ancient practice of lectio divina, reading and hearing the Divine Word. You will experience God’s Word for you in a deep way.
The Welcome Table is for people who don’t want to go to an ordinary worship service and it is for people who love Christian worship and want more. It is free spirited with free food. Right now, we offer refreshments each month. There is no sermon and no judgment. The Welcome Table lasts a little over an hour. Some people head out to evening activities; others of us stay to eat and talk together.
We welcome babies and children…
…of all ages into worship at Faith! We are glad to have their rustling movements, coos, cries and over loud whispers in worship.
During worship, children have the option of using a special children’s worship bulletin with activities about the scriptures and room to color. Time for Children is offered at morning worship whenever two to ten-years-old are present.
Our sanctuary is family-friendly. We have several rocking chairs where families may sit so that children can color or read comfortably. There are changing tables in several locations.
People who worship at Faith…
…wear what is comfortable and feels appropriate to them. You may see high heels or gauges at either service. Don’t ever let what you have or want to wear keep you from worshipping and knowing our loving God. (Of course, you can always join worship online in your pajamas!)
Worship is a joy and a challenge! We lift our spirits to God in praise and prayers and we receive the Word of God, which comforts and confronts us. Not every part of the service will be comfortable for us; it may be just what someone else needs! Worship is a community, where we are cared for and show our care for others.