January 3, 2019 Update from Matt McCoy:
This Sunday we’ll be starting our once-a-month public worship service. Details are on this invitation.
We’ll start our time together with some reminders that it’s God who invites us to be the church, then we’ll eat together, and then we’ll continue worshipping together in a way that is lead by the youth, by people experiencing homelessness, and by people struggling with disabilities.
Maybe you’ve got a child who is discovering they have gifts, and you and/or your child would like to try using those gifts in a worship service. Our worship services involve the youth in every level, from preaching to music, from art to prayer, from dancing to silent contemplation. If so, I’d love to hear from you.
Maybe you’d like to make a friend with somebody who’s experiencing homelessness, in a setting where the boundaries are clear, the worship is real, and the food is good. Many of us know what we want to give the homeless, but the real fun begins when we discover what we have to receive from the homeless, and we’re able to start walking together in friendship. If so, I’d love to hear from you.
Maybe you have someone in your life with disabilities, and you’d like to worship in a setting where your special someone is loved, their experience of life is cherished, and they’re integrated and included in the life of the community. If so, I’d love to hear from you.
Maybe this connects to you in some other way that I can’t even imagine. If so, I’d love to hear from you.
Maybe you know someone who would want to be a part of this. Maybe as you read, this New Worshipping Community sounds like something that would be a good fit for someone in your life. Please feel free to forward this along, as I’d love to hear from them.
If you’re interested in learning more, and you’re already connected to a church, please maintain that connection. We’re not looking for people to quit their existing churches in order to join this church. We’re creating space for people to maintain their Sunday morning church while helping us discern the mission for this new worshipping community.
If you’re interested in learning more, and you’ve never been to a church service before, I think you may be pleasantly surprised. One of the kindest compliments I’ve ever received after one of these worship services was from a friend of mine who is not a Christian who said, “Look, I disagree with you about who Jesus is and what the Bible is, but at least now I get why you do this whole Church thing.”