Similar churches often offer music styles like traditional hymns, contemporary, and praise and worship.
Programs like children's ministry, community service, adult education, nursery, and youth group are also typical.
What are services like?
Our services follow the pattern of the ancient liturgy of the Church: we gather to sing, pray, and share stories with each other. After the sermon, there is an open time of quiet reflection and conversation. Then we share the Eucharist, to which all people are invited. We are really big on communion! After we bless the bread and wine, Nate shares a reflection on the meaning of communion.
What is the community like?
We are still a community-in-formation, and very much in flux. At the core of our identity, however, is the idea that God welcomes everyone to the table just as they are and one does not have to check their intellect or sexuality or culture at the door in order to approach the table of grace. Our pastor likes to say that Mercy Way is what you would get "if you threw a drag show, a tattoo parlor, and a catholic church into a blender."
What if I'm not a Christian?
You're just as welcome as the rest of us! The table is for you, too. We do pray the words of the Nicene Creed together as part of our liturgy but we invite you to bathe in the words of the liturgy and see what the story of self-sacrificing love is all about.