Taizé  Worship ~ the 1st Sunday of the month, 7 p.m.

                                                          Calming

                                                          Peaceful    

                                                                    Gentle Music 

                      Sunday October 2nd, and ongoing

                Music provided by the Musicians of Singleton Street

      Need a time to center upon God without someone's dogma, doctrine, preaching at you?

Need a place to breathe and let God catch up with you?

A time and place in a broken world to rest in God?

        What is a Taizé worship service?

       “Short chants, repeated again and again, give it a meditative

        character. Using just a few words that express a basic reality of faith,  

        quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times,

        this reality gradually penetrates the whole being."                        

                                                                          From the Taizé songbook.

       In 1940, a man known as Brother Roger founded a small community of Christians in Taizé.  During this war torn era of France, Brother Roger sought to create a community of healing and refuge. The Taizé community, then, was born out of a vision to create a space for people find God in the midst of brokenness. Hence, the name of the church in Taizé is the “Church of Reconciliation.”

     The Taizé community has had a major impact in the area of prayer and worship. They have  developed a large repertoire of their own music, which is now sung around the world. Taizé  music is very contemplative in nature. It usually involves a simple one or two line refrain that is repeated multiple times. As the refrain is repeated over and over, different instrumental and  vocal harmonies are brought in. The purpose of this repetitive singing is to help us focus and     contemplate on a single aspect of God for an extended period of time.   

Thank you for Igniting Our Faith!

Avery Maijala has created a new piece of artwork for the sanctuary.  It was started early this summer for Pentecost.  She chose to depict the theme of Pentecost through a piece that features flames suspended by many threads of many colors within the frame.  The nails represent the kingdom of God, and the threads represent the ties we share as a community.  Thank you to Avery for sharing significant time and energy in creating a piece that will draw us deeper  

                                                                                     into worship each week.

Affirming their Baptism

On Sunday April 27th the following adults Affirmed their Baptism:

David Rodgers

Jennifer Halverson

Nette Boyd-Timpe

Judy Harris

Sue Weiland

Congratulations and many blessings as they renew their ministry!

The Last Supper Performance

           Every year we hear the story of The Last Supper.  See Davinci's famous painting come to life.  Music provided by Christian Nielsen.  Join us for a powerful evening On Maundy Thursday.

Choirs

Choir

If your gift is singing, please join the choir.  You don’t need to know how to read music, we’ll teach as we go.  This is a very welcoming group who simply can’t keep from singing.  the calendar for rehearsal times.  The choir sings on 2nd and 4th Sundays - with rehearsals on Wednesday at 6:30 before the 2nd and 4th Sunday worship.
  

Praise Team

On the second Sundays at 10:30, the Praise Team shares their guitar filled music. Come and blend your voice with the harmonies of more contemporary music. The Team practices at 9:30 before worship. All are welcome!

                              Rejoicing Spirits

On the second Sundays at 2 p.m. people of all ages with cognitive and developmental differences and autism are welcome to this “shush free” hands on, worship service.  Families can worship together without fear that someone might get up and walk around or call out.  Groups homes can come together to enjoy this praise filled service and the fellowship to follow.  Our snacks are gluten, peanut, dairy free.  We are completely handicapped accessible.  Check out rejoicingspirits.org for more information about this national organization.  Please, trust us and come and worship!