Current Sermon Series:
Speaking Faith: How do we talk about our Christian faith outside of church, without being a jerk?
We’ll consider the language we use, what to say and what not to say, and how to express our beliefs authentically and humbly, rather than as a marketing or sales pitch with the selfish intent of “winning” another soul for our resume. In his book, Testimony: Talking Ourselves into Being Christian, Dr. Thomas Long reminds us:
“We will always talk about God in the midst of life– that is, we will be in the midst of life, and God is in the midst of life too. We need then, to think of ourselves as more than just ‘church people,’ as more than people who go about our daily business and who have a quiet, almost secret compartment in our lives where we are religious. We cannot be human, much less faithful to God, if we keep silent. We must begin to think of ourselves…as witnesses.”
April 15 – Speaking the Languages
April 22 – Speaking Faithfully
April 29 – Speaking the Faith
May 6 – Speaking Up
May 13 – Speaking Gently
Sunday Worship at 10:30 am
Worship consists of traditional hymns and some contemporary choruses, responsive readings and affirmations, communal prayer, the reading and preaching of Scripture, and celebration of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month. Worship usually lasts about an hour.
Many people at Avery attend worship in business casual attire. However, many attend in jeans or other comfortable clothing. Jesus wore sandals, so you can too!
We have a staffed nursery downstairs, available during worship for young children who are unable to sit through the service or attend Sunday School.
Children’s Sunday School – takes place during worship. Preschool & elementary age children begin in worship, then are dismissed to Sunday School after the Children’s moments.
We have a lot with adequate parking spaces for Sunday worship.