Free Will Offering
Following the sermon, we share our gifts through the offering. This free will offering, or “Open Plate,” is an expression of gratitude and support for the work of the church. Sometimes offerings will go toward specific funds or causes. Most Sundays, the offering goes toward our general funds, which include expenses such as mission and outreach, personnel, buildings and grounds, education, music – – all of the myriad things that keep our doors open and fulfill the mission and ministry of this church.
Communion is served on the first and third Sunday of the month. On the first Sunday, deacons serve the elements (bread and juice or wine) to the congregation sitting in the pews (seats.) This is accompanied by a more traditional, or “high” liturgy. On the third Sunday, communion is served at the altar by intinction – – AKA “Rip and Dip” – – where you come forward and take a piece of bread and dip it into the cup.