What can you expect?
We try to avoid religiousity, striving to genuinely experience God and foster community. We like to think that our Sunday gathering is a safe, welcoming, and accessible environemnt for all kinds of people.
People experiencing church for the first-time appreciate how we explain and guide things so they don't feel lost, awkward, or like an outsider. For people who have grown up in church, it will feel both familiar but fresh. In fact, people of every ilk say they learn something and come away with a meaningful experience.
You will find live music that activatly engages God, our lives, and world in honest ways. We value storytelling, prayers, and the occasional moment of silence. We have a time of teaching that seeks to be faithful to the good message of Jesus, with personal relevance and cultural sensibility. For those who desire it, we practice weekly communion, I.E. the simple bread + juice meal which emodies our peace with God and others.
Most people come with casual clothing and attitudes.
We are constantly nurturing a "Bridge Culture". We believe that God's uncommon love should produce a diverse and multicultural community. We both value, and are sensitive to, differences in perspectives, political views, gender understandings, and racial experiences. We believe that these differences can thrive in the church because of God's truth for us in Christ, not despite it.
Practically speaking, we are casual, non-dogmatic, friendly, sincere, wonder-seekers, and transparent about God's love for us all.
We believe that the God-inspired poetry, stories, and wisdom reveals the beauty of Jesus Christ and provides the deepest meaning for our lives. We value both the plurality of voices and the unity of belief represented in historic Christianity, as seen in the Apostolic and Nicene Creeds. We enjoy conversation with the diverse traditions of the faith.