‘We Wholeheartedly Encounter God’s Presence and Power’

Blue Christmas Service
with Holden Evening Prayer
Monday, December 21, 7:00 PM
Join us for this special service of hope for those who are mourning, experiencing loss, or struggling to find hope in the midst of sorrow. 
We gather on the longest night of the year
to acknowledge struggles we face during this season while providing
a safe place of rest, comfort and healing.

Waiting: Advent Contemplation

This is a time of waiting –

for the light to return, for the pandemic to end,

for God to show up in the midst of all our worries.

It’s difficult, but we don’t have to wait alone.

This Advent season will be unlike any other,

so join us Wednesday evenings at 7:00, on Zoom,

for poetry, prayer, and contemplative practice.

With Jesus as both our example and our object of Passionate Worship, we practice holding nothing back, engaging our whole selves and our entire lives, to say that God is worth more to us than anything else. Through free and diverse expression and creativity, we “Love the Lord” remembering and celebrating wholeheartedly who God is and what God does as well as who we are and what we are called to do. We gather regularly as a spiritual family to encounter God’s word in the scriptures, God’s promises in baptism and communion, God’s family in the worshiping community, and God’s calling to be children of God and servants of Christ. We listen to God’s story and tell stories of God’s presence and power in our lives. We are sent from the gathered community to worship God in all of life through prayer, scripture reading, spiritual disciplines, and loving service. Passionate Worship empowers us to live a God-first life! “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might’ (Deuteronomy 6:4-5).