Encountering the Other: A New Monomyth? Does the world need a new myth that will speak to every culture, that will guide us in saving the planet? Or would such a myth just be a new form of oppression? How could people of different faiths – and no faith – participate together in being guided by such a myth? How would this change our worship?
Here is the bulletin for this Sunday: Bulletin – Feb. 16, 2020
Coffee and treats are available at the back of the church before and during the service. The atmosphere is very informal, and we hope welcoming. Many people enjoy catching up on the past week with one another in this time before church begins. There is an open space with activities provided for kids and families so everyone can enjoy time in church together. After welcome and sharing information about the upcoming activities, we begin worship with a period of Meditation with Music. Our Minister of Music, Kevin Parks, improvises on themes that reflect the main idea of worship for the day. We sing, pray, listen and contemplate together. You can hear sermon reflections by our lead Minister Russ Daye and Associate Minister Susan Chisholm by clicking HERE. to listen to sermon/reflections. There’s much excitement these days as over the summer of 2018 we replaced the sanctuary floor and acquired comfortable flexible seating. The space is now very open and bright and adaptable to so many potential set up designs.
Our music is as diverse as those who attend worship on Sundays. We sing traditional and contemporary hymns and songs, we have an excellent choir and make use of an impressive organ. We also have many individual music talents in our midst who form a band to offer music from the wider culture. It is not unusual to hear Leonard Cohen, Cockburn, Springsteen, Mary Chapin Carpenter or even Bowie or Prince as part of our worship. Click HERE to learn about music in worship.