We are all ministers every day in every way in the world.
Worship is the heart of our community. It is how we begin and end each week. There is a sense of the personal in all our worship services that invites us to bring our whole lives before God. We sing robustly and pray deeply. We laugh and cry in worship as we listen for God's word for each of us.
All are welcome no matter where they are on their personal faith journeys. All are welcome regardless of race, age, class, gender, sexual orientation... singles and families alike.
On Sundays, we worship at 9:25am on followed by Tippe Cafe where good conversation, fellowship, and care is shared by all. We celebrate the Lord's Supper the first Sunday of each month coming forward to be served and joining our hearts and hands encircling the table in a special time of worshipful community. There are also several special worship services throughout the year marking the changes in the liturgical year as well as prayer services, healing services, and worship with our shut-ins.
We also worship on Mondays around table in the sanctuary...Sundays no longer the defining experience for what it means to belong! Come 6:30pm on Mondays to Sanctuary Time Of Belonging for an experience of worship much like group spiritual direction and progressive reflective Bible study with room for your voice and your questions. And on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 in the parlor, yet another worshipful experience similar to Mondays but even further simplified.
Education for All
Our Christian Education Ministry provides educational programming for all ages each Sunday morning after Tippe Cafe. Sunday School for kids, tweens and teens, study for adults, and childcare for babes and toddlers is offered throughout the program year.
Kids classes focus on experiencing the Bible stories and enjoying related activities together. We call this Children's Church 1st and 3rd Sundays during the program year.
Adult Ed classes focus on responding to expressed needs and interests of our members. Topics range from personal prayer, to religious history, to mental health, to Biblical
Faith Fellowship Groups meet weekly during the program year for a Bible Study that is nestled in a time of small group fellowship and personal faith sharing. It is modeled after Lectio Divina. Led by our pastor, both Wednesday morning.
Children are important to us! Our children are a welcome
and integral part of our worship on Sunday mornings. Our Children's Ministry offers children the opportunity for their own fellowship times as well as significant participation in the full life of the church through worship leadership, Vacation Bible School, outreach opportunities, and
intergenerational events (such as the All Church Picnic, Christmas Caroling, Sharing the Light of Christmas, and our
Easter Egg Hunt).
Family Ministries make available to young and mature families alike activities that grow relationship and provide faith-filled fun.
Our music ministry flows from the gifts of the congregation and the inspiration of the Spirit. This blending of gift and Spirit creates many opportunities for offering our praise to
Our music ministry is guided by our wondrous musician and mentor, Mary Beth Garrett. Tippe features specially enhanced worship music, the ministry of our Celebration Singers, Children's Music and Congregation Participation,
Special Ensembles and our amazing Tippe Band featuring keyboard, mandolin, drums and congas, guitars, bass,
saxophone, and....Mark, Tom, Dan, Janie, Josh, Sarah, Sheryl, Pat, Patti, Ann, Olu, Pastor Karen, and YOU!
We invite you to join in the ministry with us. We write much original music for worship based on our seasonal themes ...beyond praise....and the Tippe Band uses a blend of
Celtic, Blue Grass, and Rock.
We work collaboratively with Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
as we use much of Richard's music, as well as Karen
Drucker's music, in all aspects of our worship life together.
Ongoing Missions &