Special Worship Services

Each year we have a number of special services. In this time of COVID, we are celebrating these in different ways on Zoom.

Speaking of Faith Series: Interviews with CCP members, offered as the sermon on occasional Sundays, allow us to learn more about one another’s faith journeys and appreciate our theological diversity. This series was initiated as a response to our Vision Statement.

Ash Wednesday: We enter into the Lenten season with a quiet evening service punctuated by Taize chants and including the imposition of ashes.

Maundy Thursday: For 20+ years we have celebrated Maundy Thursday with a Seder, sharing Middle Eastern foods and a deacon-led washing of feet (or hands)—a powerful reminder of our role in serving one another.

Good Friday: We remember the message of Good Friday with a quiet contemplative evening service.

Easter: Our Sunday afternoon service time allows us to celebrate the good news of resurrection and new life as well as the story of the Emmaus Road that evening. We frequently join together for a potluck Easter dinner following the service.

Christmas Eve: Our traditional celebration of Christmas Eve is a joyful evening service where regular members and out-of-town guests gather under the twinkling lights for lessons and carols. This service is followed by a festive potluck of heavy appetizers and desserts-and plenty of time for visiting.

Special Sundays: Earth Sunday, Pride Sunday, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Sunday, “Share a Prayer” Sunday (bring a prayer/poem/reading to share), “Soup and Stories”, and environmental justice-related services coupled with action steps.