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What to Expect at a Worship Service


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, a story or presentation aimed at children. 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 one of our musical groups, a soloist, or guest musicians. Most services have a sermon, usually delivered by our minister.  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 since August 2018, we have only a single service at 10:30 am. Please see upcoming service info for details.