While not all of these occur every year, these traditions through the year are part of the fabric of our common life.
Advent Meditations – Written by members of our congregation, we start the church year waiting, reflecting on the light coming into our darkness. We also hold a Longest Night Service to express our longings and pray for healing for ourselves and the world.
Christmas Pageant – Children (and sometimes adults too) participate in dramatizing the story of the nativity.
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent with the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.
Fat Fish – Our children collect offerings for the less fortunate using fat colorful fish.
Lenten Quiet Nights – A beautiful time in our chapel led by members offering thematic reflections punctuated by a generous amount of silence. Followed by a light soup supper and fellowship.
Palm Sunday preparations – While a group prepares the sanctuary, another group gets together, folding & twisting little strips of palm leaves to make palm crosses. Underlying the fellowship is a prayerful consideration of the people who will receive the crosses.
Maundy Thursday pays solemn remembrance to the last hours of our Lord Jesus Christ as he celebrates a last supper with his disciples, goes to Gethsemane to pray, is betrayed, arrested, tried, and put to death. This deeply moving and profoundly spiritual service brings us closer to God and reminds us that we cannot arrive at Easter without first traveling through Maundy Thursday.
Easter Saturday – members bring backyard flowers and gifted designers lead them to transform them into beautiful floral arrangements for a glorious sanctuary Easter display. Meanwhile others run an Easter Egg hunt for neighborhood children.
Easter butterfly cookies – We’re big on butterflies. It’s a new life thing. So, an abundance of butterfly cookies gather for Easter morning fellowship hour.
Family Camp – Memorial day weekend tradition including activities for all ages, participatory outdoor communion worship.
Reformation – Loud & joyful with bagpipes – everyone is Scottish for a day from wearing plaid to eating shortbread cookies.
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