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Music

We have a vibrant music program, under the direction of Dennis Whitehead Darling. Our vocal choir is open to anyone! Come Wednesday night for rehearsal in the sanctuary from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We sing a variety of styles and can accommodate a variety of skill levels and experience!

Intersections: Responding to Racism

Intersections began as a way of facilitating meaning conversation about race. We learn and dialogue together through listening, studying, visiting and intentional conversation. Past programs have included dialogue with Josh Spickler of “Just City” on incarceration in Memphis; a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum; an African-American poetry jam; a look at white privilege and how it operates; and dialogue on faith and family with an African-American Muslim family. We meet on the 4th Sunday of each month for a potluck and program.

Art and Design

Facilitated by Sam Griffin, this ministry emerged out of a conviction that making a place for beauty in our lives is important. We believe that it’s important to stay creatively engaged and unafraid to experiment with art-making. We have Open Studio Hours Monday and Thursday (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) in the lower level of the north building. Enter through the Revolutions Bike Gate. Some studio sessions are facilitated by artists and are open-ended. Others are project specific. We create the art that you’ll find in our sanctuary, which changes for each liturgical season of the church year (Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Season of Creation).

Community Garden

We have a raised bed garden and another area used for vegetables and flowers. We always need help tending these gardens! Contact Food Justice Director Mark Ratay if you'd like to help.

Blessed Bees

We have three bee hives that we use to teach about bees, to show support for bees as they struggle for survival, to help pollinate our raised bed garden -- and we get wonderful honey, harvested several times a year!

Special Events

Come celebrate the 140 years of legacy and ministry of our two pastors, Pastor Sonia Louden Walker and Pastor Cheryl Cornish -- both of whom have significant birthdays in April! On April 9th, Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson will be our guest preacher and we'll celebrate the birthdays at a lunch following worship. Contributions in honor of our pastors can be made to the Mission and Vision Fund of the church.