What can you expect?
We try to avoid religiosity, striving to genuinely experience God and foster community. We like to think that our Sunday gathering is a safe, welcoming, and accessible environment 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 and fresh. In fact, people of every ilk say they learn something and come away with a meaningful experience.
You will find live music that actively engages God, our lives, and the 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 embodies 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, and experiences. We believe that these differences can thrive in the church because of God's love for us in Christ, not despite it.
Practically speaking, we are casual, non-dogmatic, friendly, sincere, wonder-seekers, and transparent.
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 conversations with the diverse traditions of the faith.
Our theological home and community, though, is Cumberland Presbyterian. In fact we are a ministry of Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. You can explore more about our beliefs here.