Church of the Common Table

  • Church of the Common Table
  • Church of the Common Table
  • Church of the Common Table
  • Church of the Common Table

About Us

a community of geeks, artists, and regular folks seeking to follow Jesus

Regardless of your faith background, we’d love to have you come visit us. Don’t worry, you don’t need any kind of spiritual resume to experience God within our community. In our unique and diverse group, you will get a taste of what it means to be part of Christ’s church. You will probably have a chance to share a piece of who you are - a perspective, an experience, an opinion, a prayer - during the course of the service. Please feel free to take any opportunity to participate - we’d love to hear your thoughts. On the other hand, you’re quite welcome to sit back and get your bearings first. We can promise you that you won’t be harassed to become a member (because we don’t have any formal membership) or challenged to defend your truth claims. It’s hard to explain, but we’re just not about that. We spend more of our time just trying to live authentically with one another.

Our Services

If you value might have to get used to us. :-)

What to Expect

What are services like?
Our services are...very different from week to week. The one common element is communion, the Lord's Supper, or the Eucharist, most commonly using a liturgy adapted from the Book of Common Prayer. Other worship elements you'll encounter regularly include liturgical, free, contemplative, and/or body prayer, communal confession, the passing of the Peace, Scripture reading, open discussion, periods of meditation, art, poetry, prayer stations, live music (maybe Christian or secular rock/pop, or Taize chants, or traditional hymns, or something else), recorded music. You'll most likely be invited (though definitely not required!) to participate in all of these things.

What is the community like?
It's very close-knit - we're the lind of community where newcomers often have a hard time figuring out which family kids belong to. We're small, so everybody knows everybody, and we spend a lot of time together apart from Sunday mornings, doing everything from prayer to service to parties. (We like parties.) At the same time, we have new folks get to know us all the time, and we try to be pretty welcoming. We've been told that the high level of participation can be a little hard for some folks to get used to, but it's OK to sit back and observe - really!

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are 100% welcome, and your perspective will be 100% valued and invited. In our services and in every other part of our life together, *everybody* has a voice, and *everybody* is valid and valued. That's basic to who we are as a community. You are welcome, no matter who you are.


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