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Sunday Services

Join us! Our services are intended to be inspirational, and warmly inclusive. We are delighted to have visitors to our services.

During the summer months, there is one service at 10:30 a.m. Closed Captioning is provided for the hard of hearing. During the service, we offer children’s Religious Exploration classes, as well as the Coming of Age class for our youth. 

The ambiance on Sunday mornings is informal and friendly. Greeters are available near the entrance to assist and orient newcomers. There is a social time for coffee and conversation each Sunday following the service.

SUNDAY SERVICE / SERMONS SCHEDULE

Date 

 Sermon

Leaders

Description 

Oct. 1

9:30 a.m.
& 11:15 a.m.

Our Community of Memory and Hope

Revs. Elaine Gehrmann and Katie Hamilton

A congregation is one of the few places where we can meet and experience people of all ages and at all stages of life. Elders and children, role models and mentors, we learn from one another and the intergenerational connections we make here. This morning we will hear from Ann & Brian Jacobson about some of their treasured memories of this congregation, and reflect on our hopes for the future of our church family.

Oct. 8

9:30 a.m.
& 11:15 a.m.

Hospitality to the Stranger

Rev. Axel Gehrmann and Jaime Voltaire

A stranger is someone who seems unfamiliar, someone we don’t understand, someone who might be dangerous. And so our natural inclination is to keep our distance, keep to ourselves. “Don’t talk to strangers,” we were taught. And yet our religious tradition offers an alternative approach.

Oct. 15

9:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 

 Us & Them, Who is the We? Rev. Elaine Gehrmann and Alex Jensen, with special guest poet and activist Chris Cuadrado

This morning we will continue our exploration of the many ways that our painful legacy of white supremacy has kept us divided, and how it has shaped our notions of us and them. Please join us in these important reflections and ongoing conversations!

Oct. 22

9:30 a.m.
& 11:15 a.m.

Our Whole Community Sarah Hardgrave and JT Mason  In our quest to be a multi-cultural and inclusive community, how can we show up for the whole community both within the congregation, in our local community, and in the world at large? What does it look like to understand our own unique identities and find unity in our differences? This service will explore the ways in which we strive to be present and supportive while also meeting people different from ourselves as they are and where they are, with acceptance.

Oct. 29

9:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 

 The Walls We Build  Rev. Axel Gehrmann and Jon Czarnecki

Growing up in Germany in the 1970s and 1980s, I was deeply impressed by the Wall separating East and West Berlin. Visiting the Holy Land last spring, I was struck by the Wall separating Israel from the Palestinian territories. There is talk of more walls being built along borders closer to home. What lessons can we learn from the walls that are built, and walls that are torn down?