WHAT TO EXPECT

Our Sunday worship gathering is when we corporately come together to reflect, pray, and speak to God at work in the world and in our lives. The tone of our worship gatherings is very relaxed. We sit in the round, and listening to  together around dialogical style of "sermon" conversations. Our style of music could be called a fusion of contemporary acoustic & folk alternative, but includes music drawn from a variety of sources and centuries. We've made a commitment to supporting local, professional musicians and have a remarkably gifted community of musicians who play during our Sunday evenings together. The worship gathering, though casual, is liturgically shaped. We celebrate an open table Eucharist at every gathering.

Join us for our weekly worship gathering from 4:30–6:00 on Sunday evenings at 304 East Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC 27701. 


We meet in the education building of Calvary UMC, and enter through the ground floor entrance on the rear side (near the playground). There is parking beside the education building, along the street, and in an overflow lot across Elizabeth Street.

Season of epiphany | january 14

If you get a chance before Sunday, think about this question:
When you hear "capitalism" what do you think?

As people captivated by the Gospel what are we to make of this pervasive economic system that permeates our individual, communal, and global lives? How are we to engage this "life under the firmament"? Is there a different way to be about Capitalism as Kingdom of God people? Or, are there simply tensions we cannot reconcile? For the next four weeks, we'll be asking lots of questions, looking at biblical, theological and sociological texts, honestly dialoguing and trying to imagine (and act into) new, invitational realities as we engage our Epiphany series, Faith, Capitalism and the Kingdom of God. 

Hope you will join us!

kids

This week the kids will begin a four week series on the five love languages (words of affirmation, physical touch, gifts, acts of service, and quality time). God is Love. We know how to love each other because God loved us, and taught us how to show love. But, there are lots of different ways to show and receive love--Jesus demonstrated this! And because there are so many ways to give and receive love, living out God’s commandment to love our neighbors can be difficult. By learning about our own love language and others’ love languages, we can better respond to God’s commandment to love our neighbors, our enemies, ourselves, and God. This week we'll explore the words of affirmation love language, and look at Jesus' Sermon on the Mount--an instance when Jesus used his words to affirm people from all walks of life.