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March 21, 2016 @ 10:10 am - 12:00 pm
We are seeking to be a people who do not go to church but are being the church everyday. As a community we are seeking to engage the Creator God and our culture in ways that are meaningful and reverent.
We are a part of a rich historic Judeo-Christian heritage and seek to honor and incorporate the ancient practices of those who have come before us. We desire to honor God’s purposes, plans, and perspectives first and foremost. We long for people to contribute, partake, and share who they are in worship.
We are striving to be receptive to the needs of all people because we believe that the spiritual life hinges on an earnest search for God. We place high value on creativity because we believe that God is creative and that being made in God’s image and likeness means we are creative beings as well.
Our Worship Gatherings are…
…Experiential: During our gathering we seek to create a space where distractions and facades may be removed and the community may discover and experience God’s presence in worship. Depending on the week this may occur in any of a variety of expressions, such as in song, painting, writing, prayer, movement, or silence, feel free to participate! There are often some art, prayer and play spaces for children and adults throughout our worship space. Feel free to move around and enjoy!
…Intergenerational: It is our desire is to create a place where people of all ages are invited to share in the full life of the Open Door. This includes infants, toddlers, and adolescents. Children are a blessing to our community and we desire them to be full participants in our worship of God. We believe that old and young have a great deal to teach and offer one another. If at any time during worship you need to change a diaper, feed or play with them you may do so in the Atrium or the Café, but we welcome their voices even if it is crying. During some part of the worship gathering the kids ages 3-11 will participate in an age appropriate time of learning. As they leave we will pray for them and bless them in their time of learning.