Special Worship Services

Each year we offer a number of special services, some in a hybrid format and some exclusively 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. This tradition was suspended during Covid.

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.

Christmas Eve: Our traditional celebration of Christmas Eve is a joyful evening service of lessons and carols.

Special Sundays: We take advantage of every opportunity to learn how to be church in the world: Earth Sunday, Pride Sunday, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Martin Luther King and racial justice Sundays.