Worship of God is the central event in the life of South Church, the day each week when we come together to praise God and reaffirm our call to follow Jesus Christ. We seek God through song, through silence, through God's word in the Bible, through preaching, through prayer, through the laughter of children and through the simple joy of greeting one another in the spirit of Christ each week.
Recent worship services have featured a potter making throwing clay pots in the sanctuary, accompanied by readings from the book of Jeremiah. In Lent this year we worshipped together in a series of candle-lit evening services modelled on prayer at the Taize community in France. Worshippers sang meditative, chant-like songs and reflected on Jesus Christ in silence.
Sunday worship usually lasts about one hour and is followed by education for adults (see Worship Times and Directions for more information). Classes for children K - 5 are held during worship time, as the children leave for their classes following "a time for children" in the service.
We celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. No classes are held during this time and families are encouraged to worshp together.