Worship and Christian Education
"We believe that God exists and is pleased with all who draw near by faith. We worship the one holy and loving God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit eternally." (Confession of Faith, p.10) As a church, the acts of worship and education are central to who we are. In worship we gather together to nurture our relationship with God as a community of faith. Through education we learn more about God, about what it means to live in proper relationship with God, and are encouraged to enhance our understanding of what it means to follow Christ in our lives. We recognize that together these two aspects of faith contribute to our calling to be followers of Jesus Christ and to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace.
Every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. we gather to hear and respond to God's word to us. We strive to draw on the gifts of the whole congregation through our singing, reading, preaching, sharing and praying.
"Celebrations 3-8", a time of worship especially for children between the ages of 3 and 8, is held monthly in the basement during the latter part of the morning worship hour. Parents of participating children help lead these 20-30 minute worship times on a rotating basis.
Our classes begin at 9:30 a.m., September through June. Children's classes are provided for 3 year olds through to high school age teens. Usually there are 2 Adult Classes, one a Bible Study and the other topical.
Music and Visual Arts
Our congregation sings a wide variety of hymns and songs during our worship services. Four-part harmony is still a strong part of our singing tradition, although we embrace new ways of praising God as well. On any given Sunday a variety of musical instruments will help to enhance our worship.
Choirs Children's Choir
- Children in Grades 1-8 who like to sing or who want to learn how to sing are invited to practice on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. The Children's Choir sings in the worship service one Sunday per month.
- Our adult choir practices every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. We invite all in grade 9 and up who enjoy singing and who wish to offer their singing to the worship of God to join the choir. The Adult choir sings in the worship service two times per month.
Our Christian Education and Worship Branch is responsible for the visual arts present in our worship services. Following the church year, visuals reflect the current time (i.e. Lent, Advent, etc) or revolve around a theme we are exploring. Banners, paintings and other displays can be seen at the front of the sanctuary.
All persons who confess the Lordship of Christ and who wish to express their faith in this manner are invited to share in the bread and the cup. It is celebrated approximately six times annually.
Faith Exploration/Preparation for Baptism & Membership
Classes for persons interested in learning about the Christian faith and its expression in the Mennonite Church are held each year.