Welcome to the mosaic!
We are a diverse group of people. We believe that God loves the world and all its people, and seeks to work unity, justice, and peace through the supreme outpouring of love in Jesus Christ. As a community, we work to be an expression of this loving, inclusive community. By being in a diverse community we learn more about ourselves—our gifts and our limitations. Here we learn Christian practices and disciplines as we interact with each other, so that in time we can bear the fruits of the spirit to the glory of God—joy, patience, perseverance, kindness, forgiveness, and self-control. In this mosaic, we are all broken but beautiful people, waiting for God to draw out the best of our gifts, colors, and shapes, so that we can be useful partners in God’s project to overwhelm the world in love. There is a space for you in this mosaic!
EPIPHANY “STAR-WORD” SERVICE: JANUARY 6, 2018, 10 AM
At our Epiphany service, we will each receive a colorful star with a special word written on it (hope, joy, contentment, openness, humor, art, cooking, rest, responsibility, service, giving, sharing, quietness, music, grace, graciousness, empathy, compassion, and about 50 more). We’ll be invited to ponder this word throughout the year as if it were a gift from God.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 7 PM MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2018
We will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the beloved carol “Silent Night, Holy Night” by hearing its story, and then by singing it while passing the light of Christ from candle to candle around the sanctuary. All are welcome to this inclusive candlelight service.
PALM SUNDAY SERVICE SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 10 AM
At the Palm Sunday service, we re-enact the Triumphal Entry, when Jesus entered Jerusalem on the back of a donkey to the cheers and waving branches of the crowds. We will gather in the narthex before the service and process into the service waving palm branches. Towards the end of the service, we take a solemn turn and read the entire story of Jesus' last days. Thirteen readers of all ages will line the back wall of the sanctuary and read parts of the story, one by one. The cross is brought to the front of the church, where it will remain bare until next Sunday. All those interested in singing the anthem with the choir on Easter are invited to a rehearsal following the service--all ages are welcome!
EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION OF THE RESURRECTION, APRIL 1, 10 AM
"Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!" This festive service will feature the adornment of the bare cross: please bring flowers and greens from your yard into the service. At the appointed time, we will all come forward while singing and decorate the cross with spring flowers. Nursery care for infants through age 5 will feature a modest Easter Egg hunt. Coffee, juice, and refreshments will follow. All children will receive a small gift. Come celebrate with us!
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, APRIL 8, BAPTISM AND DJEMBE CHOIR PARTICIPATE
At this special service, we will baptize Kaylie Todhunter and welcome her into Christ's family.
Our djembe choir, which has been practicing for several lessons now, will play for the first time in a worship service. We'll be playing "He Came Down", a Cameroonian song played and sung in Cameroonian style, to which the congregation will join their voices.