The worship theme for September is “Welcome.” Gestures of Welcome signal belonging, as to a community, to activities, to common values. We reach out our hands to offer welcome to others, just as we accept their welcoming of us.
This is In-Gathering Sunday, the traditional start of a new church year to welcome the return of the community. Highlighted by the water ceremony, this is a multi-generational gathering. Children will remain in the sanctuary for the entire service and participate in community activities.