We'll save you a seatAlthough we all worship differently, we love being together. Come to church and surround yourself with friends and neighbors who care.
Sunday Morning 10am
Our 10am Sunday service follows a liturgy based on tradition and modern practices. Our music varies from week to week, celebrating the diversity of our community. We make time to greet, pray, and every first Sunday we take communion at an open table (everyone is welcome). We love babies and wiggly children, and have couches in the back if thats more comfy for you!
Anthem Wednesday 6pm
This unique worship service at 6pm on Wednesday Evenings (beginning Sept 30th) provides sacred space, room to dwell, and grace for all. It is a medatitive and contemplative service that focuses heavily on music, scripture, and prayer. We celebrate Holy Communion every Wednesday. It’s intimate and cozy and we’d love for you to join us. Come as you are (we mean that)!
We have missed seeing each and every one of you during our Sunday worship services and throughout the week at all of our events and small groups. We know that this time has been challenging in one way or another for most people and full of uncertainty for everyone.
We value community as a fundamental human need and as a crucial dimension in ongoing spiritual formation and growth into the likeness of Christ. Therefore, we continue to find new ways of cultivating community and deepening our spiritual life (Romans 12:2).
Our mission is grounded in the great commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your mind and with all your strength…You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:30-31). Jesus (and Wesley) put an emphasis on physical health, healing people wherever he went. Therefore, we value healing and wholeness for all. Jesus paid special attention to the marginalized and the vulnerable. We must hold to practices that prioritize the most vulnerable, in this case, those over age 65 and those with underlying health conditions.
Our mission has not changed (Matthew 28: 16-20). We are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This is still happening as we continue to find new ways to worship, connect, grow, serve and give in the age of COVID-19.
In-person services will resume on June 21st for both our 10am and 5:30pm Anthem service. Our reopening will look and feel different due the changes we put in place to protect the health and safety of our community. The safety protocols and procedures being implemented stem from the wisdom of science, medicine, and research and reflect input from the Florida Conference Re-Launch Task Force and our church membership.
I cannot wait to see your faces and to worship with you in the same physical space. Never have I appreciated the powerful impact that the presence of others has on my worship than I do now. However, with this freedom of in-person worship comes some important choices in light of you and your family’s personal safety needs and compatibility with the procedures.
In preparation for opening, we have cleaned and sanitized our entire facility. The church staff and leadership team have been working hard to ensure that we are prepared to return to in-person worship safely. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we walk together through these unprecedented times. Our highest priority is to keep our community healthy and safe. We are excited to see you but we are also cautious.
Who Should Attend In-Person Worship Services?
Congregants meeting the following criteria are recommended to attend in-person worship:
- People who are well (no recent contact with infected persons, not exhibiting flu-like symptoms)
- Clergy, worship team (technical and performing,) lay leaders, staff
- People who cannot attend online
- People who feel it is the right time for themselves or their family
I encourage you to prayerfully consider when it is the right time for you (and your family) to return to in-person service. Many individuals and families may decide that it is best to continue to join us via online for the time being and that is okay. The most important thing to remain connected to the church and to each other.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORSHIPPING IN PERSON