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Mar
8
Sun
Messy Church & Potluck: “Welcome Home”
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

March Theme: “God Welcomes Us Home”

In the “lost and found” story of The Prodigal Son, Jesus teaches the disciples that no matter what – God welcomes us home with extravagant, excessive, illogical love! And sometimes, God even throws a party so we know that we are always forgiven! Parents and kids will have a chance to act out the story, play with the pigs, and show the same kind of welcome to our neighbors at Hillside!

We will sing of God’s welcome, dance and share some chocolate coins!!

Pick Up Choir Meets at 3:15 pm; Watch here for more details about special music.


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Traditional worship services can be hard to enjoy as a family.  
That’s why we made Messy Church! Messy Church for God’s Messy People.

Progressive, contemporary, inter-generational worship and community experience for today’s busy families – where we will sing, play, dance, eat, and grow with God – and sometimes make a mess.

The service will be kid driven, messy, easy to connect with and include movement, story, song, communion and celebration! Every worship will be followed by a community-wide pot-luck supper from 5 to 6 pm and we’ll have you home for bath time!

Our older children will take on some of the worship leadership roles and everyone will help with the set up and clean up.

A Pickup Choir will meet at 3:15 to help create the joy and lead the singing.

SanctuaryUCC.org/MessyChurch
or Text UCCMESSY to 51555

Mar
13
Fri
Julie Williams-Krishnan “The Threshing Place” | Artistic Spirit Series
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation.

Hear from Julie about her inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity.

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Artist Statement:

The Threshing Place is a series of photographs made with paper figures that my mother used to illustrate Bible stories to children. These figures would be put on felt backdrops representing Biblical landscapes as the story was told. By arranging and photographing parts of this teaching archive in new contexts, I am rediscovering these characters and finding new, revised, and relevant meanings.

Raised as a fundamentalist and evangelical Christian, where the answers came from one source and questioning that authority was strongly discouraged, I am now a wandering and wondering soul. I am using this body of work as an inquiry into what is represented and taught in the faith, what is retold and remembered, and what is investigated and revised. The title, The Threshing Place, is a reference from the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament, and the threshing place is where the wheat gets separated from the chaff. This is a symbolic reference to the process of discerning where truth remains for me.

The questioning is the journey; the questioning is the answer.

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“The Threshing Place” installment is from Feb. 17 to March 27.

Apr
10
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation.

Hear from the Artist(s) about their inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity.

Apr
12
Sun
No Messy Church Today – come to Easter Worship @ 11
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
May
8
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation.

Hear from the Artist(s) about their inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity.

May
10
Sun
Messy Church & Potluck
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Traditional worship services can be hard to enjoy as a family.  
That’s why we made Messy Church! Messy Church for God’s Messy People.

Progressive, contemporary, inter-generational worship and community experience for today’s busy families – where we will sing, play, dance, eat, and grow with God – and sometimes make a mess.

The service will be kid driven, messy, easy to connect with and include movement, story, song, communion and celebration! Every worship will be followed by a community-wide pot-luck supper from 5 to 6 pm and we’ll have you home for bath time!

Our older children will take on some of the worship leadership roles and everyone will help with the set up and clean up.

A Pickup Choir will meet at 3:15 to help create the joy and lead the singing.

SanctuaryUCC.org/MessyChurch
or Text UCCMESSY to 51555

Jun
12
Fri
Gallery Reception and Reflections | Artistic Spirit Series
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BYOB: Bring your own Beer, Wine or Soda to this month’s new art Installation.

Hear from the Artist(s) about their inspiration and process – and join the conversation about your own experience of their creativity.

Jun
14
Sun
Messy Church & Potluck
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Traditional worship services can be hard to enjoy as a family.  
That’s why we made Messy Church! Messy Church for God’s Messy People.

Progressive, contemporary, inter-generational worship and community experience for today’s busy families – where we will sing, play, dance, eat, and grow with God – and sometimes make a mess.

The service will be kid driven, messy, easy to connect with and include movement, story, song, communion and celebration! Every worship will be followed by a community-wide pot-luck supper from 5 to 6 pm and we’ll have you home for bath time!

Our older children will take on some of the worship leadership roles and everyone will help with the set up and clean up.

A Pickup Choir will meet at 3:15 to help create the joy and lead the singing.

SanctuaryUCC.org/MessyChurch
or Text UCCMESSY to 51555