About our SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
Our Sunday worship service may seem a bit different than a typical church service. It will probably feel more like a family gathering than a service, and as a result it tends to be more casual, informal and far more participatory, with a broad diversity of people present. We sing, read scripture, tell stories, laugh and pray; there's preaching, communion, a time to respond and other elements.
We also have a strong view of children and youth participation in worship. We invite all children 5th grade and younger to be part of our Large Gathering for about 1/3rd of the time. After that, they will be dismissed for a time of child-appropriate teaching.
WHAT IF I'M NEW?
A couple of things to know if you'll be visiting us for the first time:
- Come dressed in whatever is comfortable for you. Most people wear casual clothes, but some people do choose to dress up as well. Wear what will make you most at ease.
- When you come into the Robinson Theater, if you have any questions, ask one of our greeters, or stop by the Visitor Table, which you'll immediately be able to see.
- We also hope to help newcomers connect to our church family. We have a monthly newcomer dinner that is hosted in the home of one of our pastors so that in addition to sharing a meal together, you can hear more about the history of our church, what we think God might be up to in Richmond and to answer any questions you have. You can sign up for that at our Visitor Table or by signing a newcomer card in the bulletin.
TIME AND LOCATION
Robinson Community Arts Center.
2903 Q St. Richmond, VA. 23223.
4pm on Sunday afternoons.
You will quickly notice that music is a large part of the culture of our community and much of our worship is original music created in the community and for the community as we worship God together as one. To the right, you will find a playlist of some of these original songs.
Some of our artistic specials have gone beyond our Large Gathering and further into the city of Richmond and beyond. The following video is a rendition of O Come Emmanuel, as written and performed by Rashad Lowery and Alex Mejias at TEDxRVA.