Category Archives: Church Info

Christmas Eve

4:00 p.m. Children and Family Service

8:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Communion

 

Stewardship

Thank you for your generosity as a church community! Many of you have turned in pledge cards already.  If you haven’t, please do so by the end of this month – that allows us to better plan our budget for next year.  If you would like to set up automated withdrawals for your pledge, you can click the Give Online button on the right hand side of the page. If you would like our help, you can download this form and turn it into the office, and we will get it set up for you.

Pledge Form 2019

Authorization Form

 

SOTV Programs

Children and Youth

Beginning September 8th, we have some exciting new opportunities specifically designed to help support and engage our children and youth.

Birth – 4 years: Care is provided in the nursery from 9:15-12:00 each Sunday.

Kindergarten – 4thgrade: We are starting our Godly Play program September 8! After the children’s time during worship, any children in this age range who wish to attend will be accompanied by a teacher to the middle portable room. They will be accompanied back to the gathering space at 10:45, when they can be picked up by parents, or go to the nursery for Children’s Second Hour from 11:00-12:00.

5th– 8thgrade: Starting in 5thgrade, children will remain with their family in worship. At 10:50 they will gather in the choir room for opening activities with youth of all ages. Then they will be accompanied by their leaders to the youth room (the east portable room) for education hour from 11:00-12:00, using engaging curriculum to teach the core aspects of faith and allow room for questions. They will then be accompanied to the library at noon to join the older youth again for lunch. They can be picked up to go home at 12:30.

9th– 12thgrade: High schoolers remain in worship, then meet in the choir room at 10:50 for opening activities with all youth. At 11:00 they will have a discussion group in the choir room, engaging how current issues intersect with their faith. At noon they will have lunch in the library, and then head to the youth room for youth group activities. They can be picked up around 2:00

UTZ: youth of any age are invited to be part of our youth praise band. They practice from 11:00-12:00 in the sanctuary most Sundays.

 

 

Adults

We are excited to be offering two tracks of adult education at 11:00 each Sunday starting September 8th.

Track 1: We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation by Brian McLaren

This book invites us to explore the Bible with fresh eyes and new perspectives. McLaren offers both in depth studies of passages as well as a clear view of the overarching biblical narrative. He invites us to make connections between stories and see the big picture of God’s loving involvement with humanity. In using this as our study guide, we will be challenged to grow deeper in our faith and how we live it out in the world.

Track 2: MADvent Intergenerational Activities

During Advent, we are offering activities for all ages during the 11:00 hour focused on Music, Art, and Drama (MAD).

  • December 1 we will make ornaments in the Fellowship Hall
  • December 8 we will go caroling together following worship
  • December 15 we will host our Angel Tree families for lunch and activities
  • December 22 we will decorate Christmas cookies

Soul Bags

 

Soul Bags are prepared with healthy, nonperishable food items by the Outreach Team and purchased by the church community for distribution wherever they see the need in our city.

 

 

 

Food Drives


Monthly food drives and quarterly donations of tangible goods go to these community partners


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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