November 21, 2018

Fall Worship Plans

We are almost at the end of summer!
Being together and experiencing worship together this season has been wonderful. Many have remarked that one of the reasons this has been such a successful adventure is that we need more unity in the world right now – coming together for a common purpose.
 
We believe the Spirit is moving!
 
The two Vitality Teams (The Sunday Morning Experience and Worship Innovation) have been working with the Worship Commission brainstorming, researching, listening to one another and to all of you …. many of you were with us (50 in fact) on Sunday, August 5th as we held an open conversation about worship.
 
We had an overwhelming response – a groundswell really … before, during and since that day… of people asking to continue this 10am worship service for a longer period of time. People are appreciating the format, style and spirit of it all.
 
Therefore, the Worship Commission and the Worship Vitality Teams just recommended to the Church Council at their monthly meeting that we continue to have one worship service at 10am at least through the rest of 2018.
 
We will have a revised Sunday Morning flow —
9am Choir practice (Intergenerational ‘First Sunday Choir’ monthly – come!);
9:30am Coffee ready in the Gathering Space – come early and build community!
9:55am Announcements in the sanctuary;
10am Worship begins with the Prelude;
(Christian Education for children/youth immediately following Children’s Time);
11am Fellowship Time with refreshments, old friends and new friends;
11:15am-12pm Adult Education in the Heritage Room (most Sundays) and
varied music opportunities for all kids/youth/adults (voice, chimes, bells) that could not happen when we had two worship services on a Sunday morning.
 
We will continue to evaluate and tweak worship and the Sunday morning experience as we go along. Please let us know what you feel and think.
 
We are excited! Thank you for your presence, participation and feedback!
– Your Worship Commission, Worship Vitality Teams, Council and PUCC Staff