Free because we are non-creedal. We don’t give theological tests for admission but encourage you to test us and try us to see if this way and this imperfect community is for you. Universalist because we believe God is Love For All and In All, and All who abide in Love abide in God, for all time and that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Christian because the generous compassionate way and story of Jesus and the church formed in response to his way and story, while not exclusively so, is our primary pathway opening us up to the presence of God. Missional because we are sent to serve others more than ourselves. Community because we are made not as autonomous individuals but as a people of God.
Today is the day which God has made:
Let us rejoice and be glad therein.
What does the Eternal require of us?
To live justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.
This is our covenant as we walk together in life in the ways of God known and to be made known, wherever we are, together or apart:
In the light of truth, and the loving and liberating spirit of Jesus, we gather in freedom, to worship God, and serve all.
Spirit of Life, Dona Nobis Pacem, I Know This Rose Will Open, Gathered Here, Morning Has Broken, Love Will Guide Us, Over My Head, Joyful Joyful, Immortal, Invisible, Tis A Gift To Be Simple, O Life That Maketh All Things New, Wake Now, My Senses, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, All Creatures of the Earth and Sky.
Study and Conversation
Let us pray for those who weep, and for those who cause their weeping. Hear our prayer, O God. For those who are without food, clothes, and a place of shelter this day and everyday. Hear our prayer, O God. For those who live without hope and meaning. Hear our prayer, O God. For those who live in fear or sickness. Hear our prayer, O God. For those who make gods of things and of themselves, Hear our prayer, O God. For those who are working to serve others this day, Hear our prayer, O God. For those travelling today, Hear our prayer, O God. For those in harm’s way, in homes and on battlefields, Hear our prayer, O God. For those who are finding their way again to love and laughter, Hear our prayer, O God. And for the great mission of God to bless the poor, to pardon the imprisoned, to bring sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed, to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to provide hospitality to the resident aliens, to clothe all, to visit the sick, and to proclaim the year of the Lord and end all debts, Hear our prayer, O God.
Songs of Commitment: I’m on My Way, We’ll Build A Land, Guide My Feet, We’re Gonna Sit At The Welcome Table
Let us go out into the highways and byways.
Let us give the people something of our new vision.
We may possess a small light, but may we uncover it, and let it shine.
May we use it to bring more light and understanding
to the hearts and minds of men and women.
May we give them not hell, but hope and courage.
May we preach the kindness and everlasting love of God.