Alternative Worship: Village Presbyterian Church
 

The Gathering

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ALTERNATIVE WORSHIP

 

SUNDAYS, 5 PM

VILLAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

We think God is too big to be worshipped in only one way. So, every Sunday night we gather in Friendship Hall. We sing old hymns and new songs with indie musicians and a harmonium. We celebrate Holy Communion every week, admitting our souls get hungry. We believe the laughs of children are as sacred as the preacher's words, and enjoy worshipping with every generation together. And we think loneliness is not what God desires for us, so we often extend the table after worship with cookies and potlucks to actively cultivate community. 

It's worship, as holy as it's always been. And it's "alternative," different than it's ever been. Because our world is different, but our souls still seek the same things. Come, see what's happening here.

 

CURRENT SERMON SERIES

Background image from the Western Historical Manuscript Collection . April 9, 1968 Kansas City residents marched on City Hall to protest schools being open during the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s funeral.

Background image from the Western Historical Manuscript Collection. April 9, 1968 Kansas City residents marched on City Hall to protest schools being open during the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s funeral.

May 19 - June 2

From the first days of the American experiment racism has been woven into the fabric of our nation. Over the years, so much has changed. Yet, racism remains a burden in our culture. We tend to think of racism in very personal terms, like language or insults or belittling attitudes that result from bias. It is that. But racism is dangerous when such bias is empowered by the structures of society. Some have called racism “America’s original sin.” Rev. Tom Are and Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka will share a sermon series to lift up what they see about this important social and spiritual struggle.

Extended Engagement Opportunities

Sermon Talk Back | Following the conclusion of the sermon series, both Revs. Are and Nishioka invite the congregation to a “sermon talk-back” conversation from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at Village on Antioch, and from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in Friendship Hall at Village on Mission. The two will field questions and welcome insights and concerns.

Young Adult Racism Reading Group | 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 9 - 30 in the “Upper Room,” 3rd floor Village on Mission. For these 4 weeks we’ll read together the book White Fragility, and discuss the roots of racism and our part in the mess. All (and only) 20s and 30s invited! Sign up required at VillagePresYA.org/thursdays.