NEW SEASON, NEW RHYTHMS
The summer brings new rhythms and a new season in our life together. This Sunday will begin a Sermon Series to explore our values as +KINDRED. You can find our values articulated HERE. What are we about? What do we dream about as a church? What are the things that anchor us? How will we live our LIFE TOGETHER? This series is more than an information session, you will be a part of the evolving formation of our way of life, our communal culture. +KINDRED isn’t something you go to, it’s something you’re a part of.
How we gather is also changing. We get to try out new ideas and experiment with new (or actually really really old) ways of being church. DINNER CHURCH is one of those new/old experiments. Starting June 5th, our practice of worship will adopt a new rhythm of communion, community, and commission. Our DINNER CHURCH liturgy will happen on 1st and 3rd Sundays, while 2nd Sundays will be +KINDRED KITCHEN (we’re gonna learn to cook new things as a community and try our hand at bread baking!), 4th Sundays will be WORKSHIP (praying and serving with our neighbors like…Montrose Grace Place), and if there’s a 5th Sunday….POTLUCK!
So it looks like this: same time, same place. Every Sunday at 5:30PM, so you don’t have to worry about which week is what. And ALL of these gatherings are WORSHIP. Like the early church who “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (ACTS 2:42),” we will honor God with simple and sacred practices.
1st Sunday – DINNER CHURCH - Full liturgy in the sanctuary over a scrumptious meal
2nd Sunday - +KINDRED KITCHEN - Baking bread together…for others
3rd Sunday – DINNER CHURCH - See above
4th Sunday – WORKSHIP - Serving alongside our neighbors
(5th Sunday) – POTLUCK - Bring a dish, share stories, and enjoy each other’s company
As we live into this new rhythm, we’ll be talking more about the significance of these practices, so stay tuned.