You may feel a bit wary as a first-time guest. 

So, here's a sketch of what worship's like: 

Style: Casual, warm, vibrant, non-threatening


Purpose: to give God praise;

to get better at being folks who love God;

to show that love in and to the world


Welcome: everyone, no exceptions!


We sing:

new songs, that nudge us into God's presence;

hymns through the ages,

that teach us the historic Christian faith


We pray:

we 'fess up to the ways we mess up;

we receive God's mercy and pardon;

we pray for ourselves and for others and for

our hurting world;

we offer ourselves to be useful

to God and to others.


 We listen:

to the scriptures;

to the preacher;

and to each other;

yearning to hear the Spirit speak truth

to us, through us, and in spite of us.


 We praise:

because God is worthy

and because it puts our own lives

in perspective.


 We go out:

to live as apprentices of Jesus,

seeking justice,

sharing tenderness,

and walking in humility.

No matter who you are,

whatever your life circumstance, 

and wherever you are in the journey of faith,

we welcome you; Jesus welcomes you.  



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108 Park Street

West Springfield, MA 01089

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