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Live Worship Sundays at 10:30 AM

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Again & Again:

A Lenten Refrain

Each Lent, we are reminded that, again & again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again & again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats — every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful choose corruption and violence, every time individuals forget how to love.
 
With exacerbation we exclaim, “Again?! How long, O God?” And yet, in the midst of the chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again & again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward.
 
This theme provides a clear invitation in a time when much is unclear. Even as we continue to worship while physically separated, we come to God again & again with our prayers, our dreams, our hopes, and our doubts. Even if from a distance, we continue to be community to one another — especially when it’s hard — by choosing each other over & over again. We continue to love God with the same persistence with which God chooses and claims us.
 
A Lenten Refrain speaks to the ways God can make music of our lives. “Refrain” also reminds us that Lent is a season of abstaining from certain or harmful practices in order to take on new rhythms and habits. In this season, we need rituals — both old and new — to remember and be transformed. Embodied practice builds muscle memory. Repetition helps retrain our neural pathways. We need the 46 days of Lent because this season shapes us into more faithful disciples.
 
Join us this Lent as again & again, we bring all of who we are to God and trust that God will meet us, time and again along the way.

Current & Upcoming activities

check-in-chat

Every weekday at 3 PM via Zoom

Connect with others

Each day we touch base to hear how we're doing and to be mindful of our unity through social distancing.
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Prayer Tree

Along the Big Creek Parkway side of the church

Open Anytime

A table just outside the parkway doors offers space on which to write your prayer and includes a container of fabric strips and markers. Write your prayer in the fabric strip, then tie it to a branch of the tree.
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Meet the new pastor

Selected afternoons & evenings via Zoom

Get to know Sue Pray

You are invited to sign up for Zoom sessions with Sue, who wants to get to know this congregation and is offering small group gatherings to get started. These sessions will be informal and will also be a chance to get to know Sue as well. Bring your stories & questions!
Pick a Time & Sign Up

45th Annual Teeter Totter Marathon

March 6th & 7th, 9 AM - 6 PM

Save the dates!

Our 45th Annual TTM is going to be like no other TTM in our history. Get excited, because our youth (and a few older folks) have some plans to make this fundraising tradition fun, SAFE, and super-successful.
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