The Bridge to Spring

Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.

We are in the heart of the winter, having reached the half way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is time, as one writer says, to “step onto the bridge that leads us from winter to spring.” To mark this moment as the earth begins to stir, we will celebrate some of the various holidays and h…

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A Vespers of Grieving and Healing

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7 PM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman.

With the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID raging, there are yet more losses we’re experiencing as well as anxiety, fear and uncertainty. This Vespers service at 7 pm on Zoom will be an opportunity to care for one another, to express our losses and grief, and to find comfort through ritual, silence, music and the care of one another.


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The Intelligence of the Heart

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Lori Mirkin-McGee.

Dawna Markova writes that to live a life with passion and with purpose requires entering an expansive and untamed country that has its own rhythm. It is in this place where we encounter the intelligence of the heart, a place of meaning-making, wisdom, and creativity. As we continue to explore January’s theme of “Liv…

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Fulfilling the Dream

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Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele.

The dream that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had is unfinished, a dream of true equality and an end to the triple evils of war, poverty and racism. We will once again honor the memory of Dr. King, learn about the justice work our children and youth have chosen for th…

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The Power of Ritual

Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 10 AM.

A virtual service by CLM Candidate Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Eric van Baars.

Religions around the world all have religious practices that have been sustained over centuries, often with very little change over time.  What gives these practices their power?  How might our participation in a religious community and these practices affect us?

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The Best Intentions

Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 10 AM.

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Shaffer Bish.

What if instead of creating resolutions for this new year we set intentions instead?  What if we had clarity about our passions and our true purpose in life instead of setting goals to correct things we think are wrong or need fixing?  As we welcome 2022, this service will be a time of songs, readings, reflection and ritual…

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Opening to Joy

Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Henri Nouwen says, “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”  As we enter a new year with COVID and other challenges still here, how can we find joy? What spiritual practices can help us choose joy?  Come consider these questions in a service prepared by a team of Commissioned Lay Ministers and Candidates from the Central East Region, with…

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My Grown Up Christmas List

Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele.

Have you ever written a letter to Santa Claus, asking for some very special things?  Some of us aren’t children anymore, but as the song says, “our hearts can still dream”.  What is on our Christmas list?  What do our hearts most wish for this time of year?  Together we will reflect o…

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The Christmas Quilt

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021 at 7 PM.

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with DRE Colleen Thoele and Worship Associate Randy Bish.

There is a legend about a village of people who weren’t really a community.  That changes on a Christmas Eve when they are brought together by a magic quilt made by an old woman who lives outside the village.  As we once again welcome Christmas and celebrate the gifts this season brings, we will shar…

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A Different Kind of Christmas

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 7 PM

What if you need a different kind of Christmas this year? What if it’s a time to reflect, a time to remember, a time to grieve the year’s losses, a time to simply sit and be? This special Vespers service on Zoom at 7 pm will be a meditative service that will provide space for grief, for reflection and remembering, for taking the time to simply be and seek out healing stillness.

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Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning service is currently being streamed online at 10 AM via Zoom!

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Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children are invited into the Sanctuary for an intergenerational service.

Example Worship Service: Apple Ceremony 2018. Reverend Steven Protzman at the front of the church, delivering a sermon.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes. Please see our Children’s Religious Education page regarding how our children participate in services.

Upcoming Services

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Social Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services (around 10:45 am). We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In the summer, social hour will follow our one service (around 11 am).

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