The desire to worship is more than a personal need to connect with God. It is more than gathering with people of similar thoughts and values. We worship because we are a body. As eating and breathing are to life, so worship is to the church. We are built up, consoled, corrected and express who we are.
Praise for we acknowledge God's glory, faithfulness, grace and love.
Communal for God has not created just me and together we express our wholeness and joy.
Participatory for all of us need to sing, pray and express our love for God. Liturgy is literally the work of the people.
Contemporary for each service is offered up in the middle of who we are that day, that moment.
You will find worship at Sylvania United Church of Christ to be rooted in the Reformed tradition but creative in its liturgy, form, music and style. We often call ourselves "eclectic" instead of contemporary, traditional, or blended. We seek to find ways to worship which fit the season, the scripture and the day.
Our Sunday morning schedule (mid-September to mid-May) is:
8:30 a.m. Worship, Sanctuary
9:20 a.m. Education Hour for all ages (See brochure)
10:20 a.m. Fellowship Time, Wright Hall
10:40 a.m. Worship, Sanctuary & Children's Worship
Our Sunday morning schedule (Memorial Day to Labor Day) is:
8:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary
10:00 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary & Children's Worship
Our staffed nursery is also available throughout Sunday mornings.
On the third Thursday of every month, we offer a worship service at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel styled in the Taizé community in France. This worship is centered on singing meditation songs and periods of silence for prayer and reflection. You can learn more about the Taizé Community at their website: http://www.taize.fr/en
On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Baptisms are celebrated when requested - please contact one of the pastors for more information.