During the coronavirus outbreak, continuing through at least the month of May, we are holding Sunday services online.
Our virtual service, or “Virch” as we are affectionately calling it, starts at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Get the links to our service by joining our mailing list at email@example.com. The service lasts about 50 minutes. Children are always welcome to join for the service. You can also email our Families Pastor Kim Messenger to get Zoom links for meetings on Sunday for kids of all ages: preschool, elementary, and pre-teen/teenage groups online. See also our programs and resources for babies, children, and youth.
A Practical, Spiritual, and Fun Experience
On Sundays during the Covid-19 outbreak: we make space for enjoyable connection—with God and with other people. The advent of online services has yielded some creativity with our “Finding Life” video greetings and pics of the week from church members. Our worship director leads us in music selections drawn from eclectic traditions, including rock, folk, gospel, and hymns. Every week we have a spiritual practice, led by one of our pastors. And we make some announcements. Then another one of our pastors gives a 20-minute message connecting ancient spiritual texts with the current questions and stories of our lives. Trained volunteers are available by phone to pray for anyone who wants to be prayed for. Hundreds of people each week have joined, and indeed are finding community, spiritual nourishment, and vision during an otherwise bleak and isolating time.
Welcome for Everyone. Without Exception.
We’ve done our best to make Sundays as accessible as possible, whatever your background—whether you’re a longtime church attendee or this is your first time giving it a try. A healthy percentage of the people you’ll meet if you visit were not regular church attendees before joining in with us. Most people dress quite casually and there are always *light refreshments and fair trade coffee at no charge.
*snacks on suspension during quarantine. Bagels missed quite a bit by many. 🙂