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What to Expect


Although services can vary from week to week, we typically begin with opening words, welcome, and song. We light our chalice, a symbol of our faith. The joys and concerns of the community are shared and then we have words for all ages. After this, children head off to their activities or classes.

Read about all options for children and youth.

Those remaining in the sanctuary share a centering hymn and time of meditation, often followed by readings or a responsive reading. A musical offertory is provided by our Chalice Choir, our contemporary band (Welkin), a soloist, or guest musicians. Most services have a sermon, usually delivered by our minister, Rev. Kathy.  Sometimes we have guest speakers or hear from members of the congregation.

The service closes with song, closing words, the extinguishing of our chalice, and a postlude.

Members, friends, and guests are invited to gather across the patio in our fellowship hall, Gore Hall, for refreshment and conversation.

Please note that during the summer, May through early September, we have only a single service at 11:00 am. Please see upcoming service info for details.