Spiritual Growth

a2We believe that God created each one of us with a need for spiritual connection, and seek to provide opportunities for everyone to cultivate a life of faith. All of our programs are accessible to the community as well as to members of the church. Here are some of the ways we seek God together:

In October 2015, a new mid-week service began to meet every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. It is a quiet, contemplative time that includes prayer, readings and communion. It lasts only thirty minutes and is a beautiful opportunity to catch your breath during a busy work week. It draws a small crowd than Sunday mornings, and takes place on one side of the sanctuary.

020The Week of Guided Prayer is held annually, and is often called “a retreat in the midst of everyday life.” Participants devote thirty minutes each day for prayer alone, and then another thirty minutes with a specially trained companion. This is often a week of deep peace and transformation for those who take part.

In our Prayer Shawl Ministry, knitters make beautiful, one-of-a-kind shawls. These are given to individuals as an encouragement to draw on God’s healing power through prayer. It also declares to those who are distressed that they are surrounded by a community who holds them in
-filled prayer.

Weekly Bible studies are held seasonally, led by the minister or elders, and have a variety of formats. Some address current issues while other concentrate on a particular book of the Bible. More information is available in our weekly email.

pilot me!Our prayer chain receives requests from the congregation and the minister as concerns arise and shares these requests with a small, confidential group of volunteers by email. A prayer book is also available on Sundays where you may ask the minister a special request in the morning service. We will be glad to pray for you, too.

We teach and support the practice of various spiritual disciplines at home such as hospitality, Sabbath-keeping, caring for God’s creation, and prayer. Often in the seasons of Lent/Easter or Advent/Christmas we find ways to be especially attentive to our spiritual development in ways that include children and families. Through programs such as “The Adventures of Flat Jesus” or “The Lenten Lego Project” we delight in God’s goodness together. We hope that you will, too.