Meeting House

Posted: January 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

One of the pleasant and exciting projects of our worship life at Broadway has been the launch of a new service, a unique Bluegrass service that will meet in the Old Meeting House of the Christian Church in Rocheport. That structure was erected in 1845 and has been continuously occupied by a worshiping congregation ever since. We decided to schedule it differently; on the first Saturday of every month at 5:00 in the evening. That will allow folks from the surrounding area to attend and also have the rest of the evening free. It also provides an alternate worshiping time and experience for our Broadway family.The first service is February 5.

Form and function shape one another. Form shapes a certain kind of emotional space, provides boundaries and at the same time certain freedoms to create. Function fills the form with purpose, its reason for being. So, in the same way, different forms of worship provide different delivery systems. One form may speak to this person more than that person. So whether your worship gathering is propelled by the classics and their instruments, or with a jazz ensemble, or something that looks like an alternative cafe, the carrier, the vessel carries the freight. And one vessel may be more successful at delivering the freight than another, depending on who is receiving it.

Do we offer enough of the different forms of faith so that the essence of it can see the light of day? That’s the hope.

As regards the new Bluegrass service at Rocheport, you might be interested in Bill Clark’s most recent column in the Columbia Tribune. You can skip over the Kit Carson stuff if you like.

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