Welcome to Worship at Christ Church, Presbyterian!
Christ Church, Presbyterian is an open, welcoming community of faith, which gathers together on Sundays at 4 PM to explore God’s spirit among us. Our service is led by the pastor, assisted by a lay leader. In recognizing that each person’s faith journey is individual and valid, and by sharing our individual journeys, we enrich our lives as we grow in faith together. Our collective Statement of Faith speaks to our faith journey as a community.
Prayers, hymns, and a pastoral reflection are followed by gathering in a circle around the Communion Table to share our Joys and Concerns and celebrate Communion. All are welcome at the table as we pass the bread and wine (or juice) to one another. Communion is central to who we are, allowing us to greet each other in love, while celebrating each person’s joys and offering support for sorrows and concerns. Sharing Communion fuels our work in the world. A time of fellowship after the service strengthens our connection with each other.
As a questioning and reflective congregation, we are challenged by our study of theology, particularly progressive theology, and ongoing study of social justice issues. Our worship is enriched by this study. Each week a small planning group meets with the pastor to explore the scriptural text, consider possible themes and select contemporary readings and music to reflect the themes. We always seek to connect the message of the service to our recently-developed Vision of the Beloved Community—our commitment to serving one another and our neighbors. (Read our Vision Statement).