Expect to be welcomed home.

Expect to be moved, challenged, uplifted, and inspired.

Expect to encounter God.

Maybe you grew up going to Sunday School every week. Maybe you haven’t been to church in 20 years. Maybe your faith is solid as a rock. Maybe you’re not sure what you believe. Maybe you’re looking for a safe place for your children to grow in faith. Maybe you decided you’d visit a church this Sunday because your mother guilt-tripped you into it. Maybe it’s because you woke up with the strangest urge to sing, and you didn’t want to sing alone.

People find their way through our doors in countless ways. Whatever the path that you’ve been on, what matters to us most on your first visit is that you feel welcomed and embraced no matter where you find yourself on the journey of life or faith. Some might say that we fling our doors and our arms open wide merely because we want to be nice. That could be, but there’s a more important reason: Jesus told us to.

So welcome, friend. We can’t wait to meet you.

WHAT TIME IS CHURCH?

We gather for worship at 10:00 A.M. on Sunday mornings at 2017 William Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. The worship service is preceded by a fellowship time where coffee juice and donuts are served. We invite you to bring your cup of coffee or juice into the worship service.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

Worship is the heart of our life as a community, a time when we gather as one body to be nourished, fed, challenged and changed. We pray together, sing together, share Christ’s peace, read the Bible and contemplate how ancient truths intersect with our world and our times. We believe that our God is still speaking new words of light and truth into our world, and that we have more to learn. We bring our lives into the church (our joys and burdens, our gifts and shortcomings) and we share them with one another and the God we serve. Our worship services are joyful, relaxed and very informal.

On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate communion. We practice an open communion table and welcome all (adults, children, young, old, anyone and everyone) to gather around the table and be fed from a simple meal of  bread (or gluten-free crackers) and grape juice.

At each worship service we honor the ancient Christian practice of collecting an offering to support the ministries of this church and the many organizations with whom we partner. We welcome all gifts and encourage those who worship with us to give joyously and to cultivate a life marked by generosity. If you are unable to contribute financially we ask you to consider sharing your time or talent with the church, another organization, a family member or someone else in need.

ARE CHILDREN WELCOME IN WORSHIP?

We believe that our calling as a community is to nurture each child’s innate spirituality and sense of wonder. We enthusiastically welcome children and young people into worship and provide optional activity bags and coloring pages. Worship includes a short “Time with the Children,” after which the children will return to sit with their family. Our worship service is geared for all ages, and we hope your entire family will find something in the worship service that will engage your heart and move your spirit.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

People dress in varying levels of formality. We encourage you to come in the kind of attire that will help you feel comfortable and worship most fully.

WHERE CAN I PARK?

There is plenty of parking in the parking lots surrounding our worship location.

 

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