All are welcome! We begin each worship service with our Welcome Statement: Holy Covenant is a Reconciling congregation. Whatever your race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic situation, age or ability, background or belief, you are God’s beloved and are welcome here.
What do I wear?
Wear whatever is comfortable for you. We do not have air conditioning, so summers are warm.
How many other people will be there?
Worship attendance is about 35-45 people, representing a range of age groups. We are an inter-generational community—young professionals in their mid-20s, parents with toddlers, and retirees. Our racial demographics reflect the surrounding neighborhood, which is predominantly white and up to a third of people of color.
What do my children do?
Children are welcome! At the back of the sanctuary, we’ve dedicated a space for children and families. Your kids are welcome to draw in the coloring books, play with the puzzles & small toys, read the books. Parents: do not worry about your children disrupting the worship service. We are delighted to have you here—crying babies, active toddlers, all are welcome.
What is worship like?
Our worship service is a blend of traditional and modern styles. On any Sunday, you may sing a familiar hymn, pray a prayer from an ancient spiritual tradition, or hear the Celebration Choir offer a pop song you heard on the radio yesterday.
Do you have Communion?
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sundays of each month. All are welcome— United Methodists to Catholics, the unbaptized and children, non-believers to non-denominationals—you are invited to the Table and welcome to receive Communion. We receive by intinction, which means a server will offer you a piece of bread, then you dip it into the cup of grape juice. Gluten-free bread is also available.
Where are the bathrooms?
Restrooms are located off the gallery area. From the sanctuary, walk towards the altar through either side door, into the gallery. Restrooms are to the left (east) of the glass doors. Please feel free to use them at any time during the worship service. A Baby Quick Change is located in the second restroom to the right. Our bathrooms are gender neutral and handicapped accessible.
Do you take attendance?
Towards the end of worship, everyone is invited to write down their attendance into a notebook. Visitors are welcome to leave their contact information and/or sign up for our church e-news letter, but it is not required.
I’ve been once or twice and want to get involved; how do I learn more?
Our calendar and Facebook page list upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, small groups, and social activities. Church leaders, the pastor, and the deacon are happy to speak with you about ways to connect. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Pastor Kelli.