Worship Times

Worship Celebration Sunday Mornings at 9:30am

Worship is the space in which our identity as a nurturing, inclusive, connecting, and empowering congregation is lived in full force. We value and seek creative and vibrant spaces where, through music, liturgy, and story, all people can encounter the transformative power of God’s love and grace. Expect a space in worship which is big enough for all your questions, bold enough to ask you to think deeper, and broad enough to welcome all of what you bring.

Our regular Sunday morning worship celebration is on Sunday mornings at 9:30am. Additionally, we have several special worship services throughout the year. Visit our calendar for a full listing of services and times.

Advent - Christmas - Epiphany

Worship in Advent: A Tale of Two Kingdoms 

Advent, the church season before Christmas, is a time when we compare the way we think the world works to the way of being in the world that Jesus shows. We often think that violent conflict, competition for resources, endless self-promotion, and consuming anxiety are built into the fabric of things. Advent introduces us to the Way of Jesus and the Kingdom that Jesus inaugurates. Jesus’ realm is one of peace instead of war; mercy instead of judgment; cooperation instead of competition. Advent asks us to choose which Kingdom we will inhabit.

 

December 1
Pastor Melissa will preach on Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 26:36-44. We will celebrate Holy Communion.

December 8
Pastor Melissa will preach on Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12.

December 15
Pastor Liz will preach on Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10. The Illinois Brass Band is playing, come early to hear an extended prelude.

December 18
Longest Night and Memorial Communion Service at 7:30pm with Rev. Bill Obalil.

December 22
Pastor Melissa will preach on Isaiah 7:10-16, Luke 1:47-52.

December 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 4pm, 7:30pm, and 11pm. We will celebrate Holy Communion during the 11:00 service.

December 29
Pastor Liz will preach on Matthew 2:13-23.