Early worship is an intimate gathering with simple music, a short homily, and plenty of space for quiet reflection.
Worship at Eleven is a larger, more traditional gathering with our sanctuary choir, organ accompaniment, and sermon.
Join our group of watercolor painters! Whether you're a beginner or advanced, we'll share what we know and learn from each other as we paint. Participants do need their own supplies, so if you're interested in joining in and don't know what you need, please contact Aaron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This week as we celebrate communion together, we continue our exploration of spiritual practices with the practice of fasting. In a culture that thrives on consumption, it can be challenging to choose less. Whether we're fasting from media or that extra afternoon latte, we have the opportunity to create space in our lives for clarity and reflection.
At our early service, we take time to reflect and listen in the quiet. As we celebrate communion this week, we'll also consider the spiritual practice of fasting.
The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America is a Program Partner with the Alliance of Baptists. Uniting Baptists with peacemakers from various faith traditions across North America, the BPFNA provides resources, training, and advocacy while working for justice. They have recently published a simple guide with ways that we can help the continuing relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
This week in worship, we consider how God is always in the business of forgiving and restoring us. In this continuous renewal we find the shaping of a beloved community where all people find wholeness and acceptance in God's system of grace. As we contemplate these beautiful and challenging truths, we also continue our exploration of spiritual practices with the practice of silence.
Join us for worship as we continue our exploration of spiritual practices that enrich our lives and our communities. This week we'll practice focused breathing as we contemplate how God brings healing and justice.
We greet 2020 hoping for the best, bracing for the worst, but above all nurturing faith in your wisdom and love, regardless what lies in our paths. We will try, and fail, and try again—to do what we can, to give what we can, as you send daily opportunities for kindness and patience our way. And yes, over and over we will practice faith, hope and love in our own little corners of your infinite Creation. In your name we pray, Amen.
This Sunday we celebrate the light of the world revealed in the birth of Christ. Spoken by the Prologue to John’s Gospel, we are invited into the wonder, mystery and power of this great incarnation to the world. As we make the turn from Christmas into Epiphany, we are called to reflect upon what we have praised in worship. Songs, poetry and story are now expressed by journey, attentiveness and discipline. We will be introducing suggestions and helps for encouraging the exercise of your spiritual practices as we walk together. The light has come. Now may we continue our task of shining this light into our hearts and to all those in need of its gentle and revealing presence.