worship

traditional worship

sundays 8:45am and 11:00am, nave

In traditional worship you can expect to hear organ music, to sing hymns, and to be led by the youth choir at 8:45 or the chancel choir at 11:00.  Pastors wear robes and children help to acolyte (bring in the Light of Christ) and be crucifer (carry the processional cross).

contemporary worship

sundays 10:00am, multi-purpose room

Our Contemporary Service, held in the Multipurpose Room, is a nontraditional worship experience incorporating modern worship music led by a live band of guitars, drums, keyboard, and vocals as well as preaching that digs deep into Scripture and its relevance for our daily lives. The atmosphere is casual and inviting—with adults dressed in a little bit of everything, kids dancing in the aisles, videos on the screens, and cups of coffee in hands throughout the room!

worship on the lawn

sundays 1:00pm, front lawn

Worship on the Lawn began when we returned to in-person worship following our one year exile during the Coronavirus pandemic. The service takes place on our front lawn where mask wearing, physical distancing, and fresh air help create a relaxed and safe worship experience. There is preaching, music, monthly Communion, and activities designed for children. Join us for this new worship experience!

Traditional and Contemporary services offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Abiding Worship offers Holy Communion weekly. You do not need to be a member of the church to receive Communion. There is always a gluten-free option available. Please let the Communion servers know if you should need it.


Child care is currently suspended during pandemic protocols. Please monitor the FirstThings Newsletter for information about childcare returning.

midweek services

Centering Prayer Tuesday 12:00 pm

Centering Prayer lasts roughly 45 minutes and includes a Lectio Divina (scripture study) and silence to feel, hear, and understand God's presence. Led by the Reverend Jenny Caughman.

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