Join us on Sunday, September 13 at 4:30 p.m. as we open the church year with our traditional Water Communion Service — but a little shorter and simpler than past years! If you have kids, they’ll be starting RE class at 4:00 p.m. so they’ll have a longer time for their class activities than they do going downstairs halfway through worship service. Adults and teens, who want a time designed for them, will meet upstairs for a more compact service time at 4:30 p.m. This gives us time to fix potluck food, chat, share news and so on before we go upstairs. After the service, we’ll have a potluck meal at 5:00 p.m. On the last Sunday of the month, Our Neighbor’s Kitchen will take place at 3:00 p.m., before RE and Sunday worship.
The Water Communion is when we come together after a summer away from church to share stories about things we experienced, saw, or reflected on during the past two months. Bring a small container of water that represents what you did over the summer, or what concerns and joys you may have to share. We’ll pour these containers together to symbolize our unity as a congregation. Once they’re combined, our individual water droplets can never be separated. They become part of a whole, showing us how our lives are intertwined.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!