We are a fellowship of individuals who find strength in our diversity.
Each individual among us brings a unique collection of experiences and insights. We enjoy the richness this contributes to our worship, our socializing, our music, our shared joys and concerns, our discussions and our vision of the future. We do not ask that anyone conform to a particularly defined creed but we do covenant together to seek a way of peace, honesty and justice. In speaking of and acting on our shared values we hope to be a source of strength and support for each other and for the community. If you are looking for a spiritual community, we welcome your interest. Please join us on any Sunday.
When are services?
Our services begin at 10:00 am.
Do you welcome everyone?
Absolutely! We welcome individuals and families of all ethnicities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We celebrate and respect our individual differences and similarities. We believe each person who becomes a part of our spiritual community brings his or her own special gifts that will enhance all our lives.
Is North Chapel handicap accessible?
The main level, which has the worship room, library, and restroom, is wheelchair accessible. The Religious Education facilities are not handicap accessible at this time; however, one of our long range goals is to install an elevator.
What should I wear?
You and your family should wear what feels comfortable. Although most people come casually dressed, some use Sunday as a chance to dress up a little.
What happens when I arrive?
A Greeter will meet you in the foyer and give you an order of service, show you where to hang your coat, and direct you to the Welcome Table which is just inside the worship room. One of our greeters will introduce him or herself, ask you to sign our guest book, fill out a name tag (optional), give you a Welcome Packet, answer your questions, and help you find a seat next to a member of the congregation. This member will be happy to tell you more about us and answer any questions you may have.
If you have children under age 18, the greeter will introduce you to Liz Cassel, our Director of Religious Exploration. If you arrive at least 10 minutes before the service starts, we will be happy to give you and your children a tour of our Religious Exploration facilities. We can also give you and your children a tour after the service.
What happens during the service?
Our services last about one hour. We have hymns, readings, meditation, and a reflection. The messages are probably different from what you may have experienced – our sermons do not provide all the answers. Rather, we hope they will encourage you to think and make up your own mind. After the service, we have refreshments and time to get to know each other better.
Do you have a nursery?
Yes, the nursery opens 15 minutes before services begin and closes 15 minutes after services end.
Do you have classes for children?
Children usually stay with their families for the first 15 – 20 minutes of the service. During this period, we have a story for all ages. Children may go to the front of the room for the story or sit with you. After the story, we sing as they go to their Religious Exploration classes. You may walk with your children to their classes and stay with them or return for the service. Children may also spend the entire service with you.
What will my children learn in Religious Education Classes?
Our goals are to guide participants as they explore the “big questions” of life and help them develop a strong ethical foundation to support a lifelong search for truth and meaning. We offer diverse, engaging, age appropriate experiences in a safe, nourishing environment. For a detailed description of our Religious Education classes, visit the Religious Education Page on this website.