Advent 2021

(Nov. 27 – Dec. 19)

Saturday evening Advent woods worship: College Cabin, 5 p.m. (4:30 for children’s pre-worship activities)

  • This 45-minute outdoor service (rain or shine) is planned with families in mind, but is intended for all ages, every Saturday during Advent.

Sunday morning Taize Advent worship: Worship Space, 10 a.m. 

  • This contemplative service of scripture, Taize style music, silence, and sharing time will last around 45 minutes.
  • As a way of protecting the most vulnerable among us, we are requesting that this service be limited to those who are fully vaccinated (two weeks after their second shot). Masks required.
  • The 10 a.m. Taize service will be streamed on Zoom Sundays during Advent

Join Us for Worship

Join us Sunday at 9:30 AM 

Fall Bible Study: Parables from the Gospel of Luke

(Oct 3 – Nov 21, 2021)

How might the parables of Jesus help us to see the world in a different way, to be challenged and perhaps even indicted? What might they reveal to us about the Reign of God? And how can we playfully hear these stories anew?

Click here to read the full series introduction.

You can also view the service live on Zoom here.

You can check our public Facebook page for updates here

Call to Prayer

Join us in a reflective reading from the Psalms, and a brief time of silent and spoken prayer together.

Wednesdays & Fridays

12:00-12:15 PM

“Though contemporary readers often seek comfort through a devotional reading of the Psalms, the persistent challenge of evil against the righteous is a primary motif that has informed Anabaptist use of the Psalter.” (James Waltner)

Join Us for Worship

Join us Sunday at 9:30 AM 

COVID-19 Precautions: We continue to worship outdoors in the North parking lot (at Adams & 11th St)

due to the high rate of transmission in Elkhart County.

We request that all unvaccinated persons over age 2 wear a mask outdoors whenever physical distancing is impractical.

Masks are required for everyone when indoors.

Please stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Sunday school for children and youth will immediately follow outdoor worship. (Or, if weather forces us onto Zoom, Sunday school will take place indoors at 11:00 am).

During outdoor Sunday school, adults can join a 20-minute discussion circle or informal fellowship time (with coffee).

You may also join the service live online via Zoom here.

Check our public Facebook page for updates. 

Curious about Assembly?

Curious about Assembly? New and looking for ways to connect?

Read our updated “Assembly Survival Kit” (September 2021), including updated guide to “Assembly Terminology”

Worship

 

 

We are moving toward God.

 

Community

 

 

We are moving toward each other.

 

Mission

 

 

We are moving toward others.

 

Small Groups

Small groups are integral to the life of our congregation. They are the best place for care and nurture of individuals, for support and accountability in our faith journeys, for some stages of communal discernment, and for some types of mission and outreach.

Inclusion

As a reconciling faith community, we seek to follow Jesus’ example by welcoming all who come our way, regardless of age, economic or social circumstances, ethnic background, gender, marital status, physical ability, race, or sexual orientation.

Privileges of the Child

We seek to keep children in the midst of our congregation, the responsibility of all, to be known by name, to be valued persons in the congregation, and active participants in worship.

Small Groups

The Arts

From four-part singing, to drumming, to visuals, to dance, the arts are highly valued and central to our worship.