In this transition time, as we move from where we were to were God is calling us in the future, we are testing out a variety of initiatives, and appreciate feed back from whomever is prepared to offer it.
We would like to have one or more additional services during the week and I am considering the following options.
My preferred times for these would be Sunday afternoon about 4 or 5 pm or Sunday evening about 7 pm or Wednesday evening about 7 or 7:30 pm, or Saturday evening. There are many styles of worship services.
A simple prayer service would have little or no music, some scripture reading, prayers, and sharing with or without a short message. It could early morning like the Easter Sunrise service, mid day or evening.
Messy Church includes a meal, music, prayers, scripture, shared activities, and possibly a message. This would probably work best on a Saturday evening and be aimed at families. Naked Faith, which next meets on April 18 at St. Matthews, is a youth and young adult focused gathering, with similar elements.
Worship Jam: a theme is picked and people are invited to bring whatever musical gifts they wish to a service that is a blend of music, scripture, sharing, discussion, prayer, and, maybe, a message. There is usually an inclusion of some videos or powerpoints.
Baby Boomer Service (usually called Contemporary, though it is really mostly contemporary for baby boomers): music including praise music, scripture, drama, dance, prayers, message with electronic complements.
Messier Church: meal, music is whatever individuals bring, high participation by anyone present who wants to share, scripture may be pre-chosen or chosen by one or more participants, prayers, chosen silence, activities such as art or drama, possible message or message and responses to the message.
Vespers: acapella music, scripture, prayers
All of these would have a closing / commissioning.
Possible Locations: Entrance, outside in nice weather including the park, Bethel Room, Library, multi-purpose room.
I am very interested in your feedback on what you might like to experience and/or help lead.