The Fellowship gathers on Sunday morning in the Sanctuary for our chalice lighting, singing, sharing and sermon. The service is designed around a monthly theme. Our minister, Rev. Fa Jun, typically leads the service three Sundays a month, and on other Sundays, we invite a guest minister or speaker to cover either the monthly theme or other topic of interest.
Rev. Fa Jun believes a fellowship should work for its congregation – fulfilling members’ desires for community, meaning, understanding, and a greater connection to their lives and world. In addition to gentle introspection, practical take-aways based on a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern science are the norm. (Check out ‘Our Minister’ page for more on Rev. Fa Jun and his refreshing approach.)
Children often participate in the chalice lighting and sing hymns at the beginning of the service before the adults sing “Go Now In Peace” as the children exit the sanctuary for spiritual development classes. Other times the adults are treated to special activities by our youth and their teachers, such as a serpentine dragon dance for the Chinese New Year (pictured), complete with candy, drumming and chants of jubilation. Services that are entirely intergenerational are programmed throughout the year, and parents may opt for their children to attend regular services instead of classes, as well.
We are graced with the musical talents of Dave Coldren who makes every service more special with his joyful voice and piano accompaniment. Often other musicians complement Dave’s playing as he leads the congregation in song.
Since we enjoy variety in our services, we suggest newcomers attend several Sundays to get a feeling for the diversity and breadth of our offerings.