About Our Worship
Worship is at the center of who we are as a church! While all that we do can be done with an awareness of and sensitivity to God’s presence and therefore be worshipful, we take at least one hour a week as a community to ground ourselves again in God, through music, prayer, the reading of Scripture, the proclaimed Word and most importantly, the Living Christ in our midst.
Summer Worship, 9:00 AM July and August
Sundays, 10:00 AM September to June
Children (in kindergarten and up) attend worship for the first 15 – 20 minutes, then are dismissed to their classes (see Children’s Ministries).
Childcare is available for children (2 and under) and the preschool begins at 10:00 AM
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month
Sermons usually follow the Narrative Lectionary.
At First Congregational Church, we acknowledge two important facts. First, that we are “the people of God” when we gather in worship as a whole, inclusive congregation including children – whispers, squirming and all – because we value their presence and we long to share the reverence and celebration of worship with them. Secondly, we acknowledge that children and adults need their own time, space, and age-appropriate activities to fully learn and grow in the Christian faith.
During worship, following the scripture reading, the children join the pastor, or a lay person, on the chancel steps to hear the “Children’s Moment.” Prior to the sermon, the children are dismissed to their own classes. At special times of the year we gather for intergenerational worship, celebrating as a whole church family.
Adult Sermon Archives
Children’s Moments Archives
|1/3/2021||Epiphany: Conjunction Junction|
|2/7/2021||Jesus Lived for Us!|
|3/3/2021||Never Have I Ever|
|5/2/2021||Staying Connected – Jesus and the Vine|
|9/5/2021||The Persistent Parent|
|7/5/2020||Where’s Miss Cynthia|
|8/2/2020||Some Good News|
|9/6/2020||Fences or Bridges|