Each program year, the Health Ministry Committee selects one healing scripture for its monthly Bible Study, opening our work to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and becoming the foundation for the Lenten Health Ministry Healing Service, held each spring during our regular worship time together.
Ring the bell that still can ring
Forget the perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
Held on the Thursday before Christmas at 7:00 PM, the Service of Light is a way our church family remembers those who experience a loss of joy during the holiday season. The Service of Light was first held in 2001, a response to our collective mourning in the wake of 9/11. Since then, church members, neighbors and friends come for a given year or return yearly to find a still point in the midst of the seasonal rush or to remember. It may be a personal challenge, family grief or community tragedy that calls you forth to light a candle. Designed to move from darkness to hope, the music, readings and candle lighting in the warmth of community open us to God’s quiet presence. The service is open to the wider community, and rides are available upon request. Read more…
We believe in the empowerment that fellowship, reflection and prayer bring to the Advent journey. The Advent Women’s Gathering is held the first Monday of Advent before the stresses of the season set in. It is hosted by the women of the church with music provided by the Sounds of Grace choir. Church women, their teenage daughters, and their neighbors and friends are invited to this time of fellowship. A collection of gifts are given to a local women’s shelter. Read more…