What to Expect
Join us for worship every Sunday morning at 9:30. Our worship service is about 1 hour and 15 minutes followed by refreshments and conversation before moving on to Sunday school for all ages. We seek to follow Jesus, worship God, build community, and serve others. We take issues of justice and peace seriously, and we encourage one another to grow in faith, hope, and love.
What to Wear
We are a relaxed and friendly group of people. Dress is casual. We are smaller in size so you don't get lost in the crowd, and we have a dynamic mix of ages, marital status, and occupations. Visitors are always welcome, and no, you you don't have to be "Mennonite" to participate. While we appreciate our historical connection to groups like the Amish, you won't find plain dress or horse and buggies here.
Worship is always based on a selected scripture passage. For seasons of the church year such as Advent and Lent, we often follow the Christian Lectionary. For other times of the year, we might explore a book of the bible such as Mark or Galatians, or we might do a topical series such as "The Meaning and Nature of Christian Worship."
We are a multi-voiced community. That means multiple people speak and lead during a Sunday morning. Multiple people also have input into the different elements of the worship service.
We have a blended style of worship music. Every service involves a combination of hymns, modern worship songs, folks songs, and special music offerings.
On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate Communion together.
Children (and the potential noise they bring with them) are welcome in our worship service. All children begin the worship service in the sanctuary with the entire congregation. After the call to worship and praise songs, a nursery for toddlers ages 2-4 is staffed by a volunteer each Sunday. Children ages 4 and up are encouraged to stay in the sanctuary and begin learning the rhythms of worship. Resources for "parenting in the pew" are available. An un-staffed infant nursery is available adjacent to the sanctuary for parents to step our if need be while still being able to observe the service.
We value Christian Formation. On the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month, we offer Sunday School for all ages. Children begin Sunday School with a time of singing. Youth and Adult classes are also offered.
We also value relationships. In fact, we believe that forming strong relationships across generations is one of the most impactful ways of developing and passing on faith. On the 1st and 4th Sunday of each month, we take part in inter-generational faith formation activities that deepen faith and build relationships.