UPCOMING WORSHIP


We are celebrating our renovated & refreshed spaces at 76 Bell Street!

 In December, we began a NEW two service worship schedule debuting our RISE to Shine Family Worship.

Both services take place in the Sanctuary at 76 Bell Street.


Parking will continue to be a challenge while the CFIS school construction continues.  Your patience is appreciated.


SUNDAY MARCH 24


Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching

Isaiah 55:1-9 and Luke 13:1-9

Theme: With


10AM

Traditional Worship & Sunday School


11:30AM
​​​​​​​RISE to Shine Worship


SUNDAY MARCH 31

FIFTH SUNDAY FORMAT

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaching on

II Corinthians 5:16-21 and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Theme: For


10AM

Traditional Worship & Sunday School


11:30AM

RISE to Shine Worship

SUNDAY APRIL 7

 

Rev. Susi Kawolics preaching on

Isaiah 43:16-21 and John 12:1-8

Theme: Ahead

 

10AM

Traditional Worship & Sunday School

Special music by the Children's Choir

 

11:30AM
RISE to Shine Worship

 

Lenten Sermon Series

10 am         Traditional Worship & Sunday School

11:30am      RISE to Shine Worship

Our Lenten sermon series is inspired by What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rev. Rob Bell, the One Book, One Community book chosen by the Spiritual Formation Commission. We encourage as many as are able to read the book, and to join a book group to reflect on and discuss the themes.


Bell describes God as “the reverence humming within us” and challenges us to dive deeper into our understanding of who God is for us in our present world. He uses five words to guide those reflections, which we will echo in worship throughout the season of Lent. They are: Open, Both, With, For, Ahead and So. We pray that pondering these words may lead us to deeper understanding of and connection with God, and with each other. Here are the themes and scriptures on which we will focus:


  March 10—  Theme: Open.  Scripture: Romans 10:8b-13 and Luke 4:1-13

  March 17—  Theme: Both.  Scripture: Psalm 27 and Luke 13:31-35

  March 24—  Theme: With.  Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9 and Luke 13:1-9

  March 31—  Theme: For.  Scripture: II Corinthians 5:16-21 and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

  April 7—  Theme: Ahead.  Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21 and John 12:1-8

  April 14—  Theme: So.  Scripture: Luke 19:28-40 and Luke 23:1-49  


Come and journey with us through these themes, come and deepen your sense of who God is and how God loves, come and connect with others to make this Lenten season a time of rich spiritual blessing and growth.




ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS



Accessibility

Both the Bell Street campus and the Family Life Center campus are fully handicapped accessible and have marked handicapped parking.  The entire Family Life Center Campus is on one level.  The Bell Street building has an elevator inside the parking lot entrance that leads to all levels including classrooms, restrooms, offices and the Sanctuary.  The level Bell Street drop-off entrance leads directly into the Narthex.  Inside the Sanctuary there are spaces for individuals in wheelchairs.  Those finding it difficult to sit in pews may find one of the padded armchairs more comfortable.  Ushers and greeters are available for assistance before and throughout services.



Vision and Hearing Concerns

Our Sanctuary is equipped with a Hearing Loop system. This system turns hearing aids into loudspeakers, delivering sound right into the ear. A current is amplified and sent to a magnetic cable loop surrounding the Sanctuary and the balcony. This magnetic cable is installed under the carpet. Sound received with this system has improved quality and clarity. 85% of all hearing aids are equipped with a Telecoil which picks up the magnetic field signal. A person so equipped must visit their audiologist to ensure the Telecoil is activated. The individual simply pushes a button on their hearing aid upon entering the Sanctuary and they are immediately wired in when they enter the ‘loop’.


Large print bulletins and hearing aid devices are available in the Narthex.  



Communion Accommodations

For communion we use grape juice and bread. An alternative to the bread is available for those with gluten or wheat allergies.