Every Sunday morning we come from our diverse backgrounds to gather in the 160 year-old sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. for a time of reflection and inspiration. Throughout the hour-long service, we are surrounded by beauty as we listen to the glorious music of our Letourneau organ and Fazioli piano, and a message from our pastor that we find consistently interesting, challenging and helpful.
Following worship, a time of refreshments provides opportunity for getting to know each other.
Time: We gather at 10:30 a.m. for an hour-long worship service followed by 30 minutes of refreshments and fellowship.
Attire: Casual clothing is always acceptable, though some of our members still like to wear “their Sunday best.”
Parking: Free parking is available on all nearby streets, and in the parking lots of the First National Bank of Michigan and Old National Bank on the north side of Michigan Avenue.
Children: Early in the service, children of all ages are invited to join the pastor at the front for a special message. Afterward preschool children may go to the nursery; children in grades K-4 may either attend Sunday School or stay in worship. Church policies have been enacted to make certain your children are in a safe and secure environment at all times.
Worship Style: Our style might be described as traditional, but not stuffy. On most Sundays, we join in responsive readings and unison prayers including “The Lord’s Prayer.” We generally sing the Gloria Patri and the Doxology. Those who have grown up in church will find themselves right at home; those who are new will quickly catch on and begin to appreciate the way in which these traditions help us focus our thoughts on God. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and all are invited to participate.
Music: We use a variety of music, though more often classical and traditional than pop or contemporary. We have no praise band, but our Fazioli piano and Letourneau organ are outstanding instruments in great demand for concerts and recitals.
Choir: Our choir of about a dozen voices sings September through May. Small groups and individuals provide special music in the summer. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir for practice Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Sermons: The pastor’s 20-25 minute message is consistently thoughtful and interesting. Podcasts of recent sermons are available online.