Build Me a World

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman, DRE Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech Martin Luther King Jr. invoked the words of the Hebrew prophet Amos: “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.”  We will gather as a community of all ages to honor the memory of Dr. King, to learn about the justice work our children and youth have c…

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Now I Become Myself

Image by John Hain from Pixabay

Sunday, January 20, 2020

Led by
Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Heidi
Emhoff Wood

May Sarton wrote: “Now I become myself.  It’s taken time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, worn other people’s faces.”  As we continue exploring January’s Soul Matters theme of integrity, we’ll reflect together on how seeking to live with integrity and creating greater wholeness …

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Living with Integrity

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Led by Worship Associates Kathy Kerns and Elaine Bowen

Rainer Maria Rilke says, “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”  One of the times we may feel in flow with how we want to live is when we feel we are living our life with integrity, when we feel we are acting in concert with our true selves.  We invite you to come and hear members and…

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Standing at the Threshold

Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash

Sunday, December 29, 2019 one service at 10 AM only

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and
Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

Rev. Kathleen McTigue writes: “We stand at a threshold, the new year something truly new, still unformed, leaving a stunning power in our hands: What shall we do with this great gift of Time, this year?” As we stand at the threshold of a new year, through music, rituals and read…

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Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 24, 2019

One Night, One Star, One Child

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with
Worship Associates Elaine Bowen and Lori McGee

Rev. Victoria Safford writes: “Now is the moment of magic when an Eastern star beckons…to find an ordinary baby, born at midnight… and the baby’s cry makes people wonder as they wander through their lives what human love might really look like”. On this night as we welcome Christmas once again w…

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A Festival of Light

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 10 AM only

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and
Worship Associate Lori McGee

Donna Henes writes: “Lighting a
light at the darkest time of the year is a pledge somehow. A promise. Such a
small, symbolic gesture.” We will gather as a community of all ages to have a
festival of light and rekindle the light of hope and possibility in our hearts
and in our community with stories, songs and rituals that draw on some …

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The Stuff of Stars

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Led

by DRE Colleen Thoele and Sandy Eaglen

This family friendly all-ages service will celebrate the stars! Through dance, song and story, the children of our beloved community will offer tales of Christmas magic and joy. 

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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Blue Christmas

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Join Lori McGee for our annual Blue Christmas vespers service at 7 PM on Tuesday evening, December 10. This service is open to all; however, those who have suffered pain or loss over the last year are especially encouraged to attend.  Through music, prayer, and ritual, we will honor our suffering and, perhaps, open ourselves to the joy of the season. …

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The Awe Effect

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and
Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood

Awe is the feeling we get when something vast challenges our understanding of the world. Feeling awe can be a powerful spiritual experience because as Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner say: “it imbues us with a different sense of ourselves, seeing ourselves as part of something larger.” This service will invite us to reflect on awe and its power to help us grow spiritually by …

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What Does the Earth Require from Us?

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Led by
Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

Taking care of the earth is an important and almost universally shared value.  But  taking care of the earth is also a spiritual challenge as it may require at times that we be intentional and change our behavior so that we feel our actions are in alignment with our values.  This service considers how we can consider ways of “…

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Sunday Mornings

9:45 & 11:30 am (September 8- May 24)
10:00 am (May 31 – September 6)

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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