The mission of the Worship Associates is to contribute to the life of the church as co-creators and supporters of worship. We accomplish this by providing support and assistance to our minister(s); serving as a liaison for the congregation about worship needs; developing and presenting worship services; and introducing new spiritual practices and rituals.
The group meets monthly for training, to review the calendar of services, to share ideas, and to plan ways to enhance the worship services for the congregation. For example, one of the recurring discussion topics is how to make the services, and the total worship experience, more inclusive. By sharing ideas and feed-back, we leverage our individual talents and perspectives, which leads to a richer worship program.
The duties of the Worship Associates are elastic. We assist the Senior Minister in preparing and delivering the weekly worship services, as well as hosting and assisting visiting ministers. This preparation starts weeks before a given Sunday and is an interactive process. On a particular Sunday, participation might consist of simply providing a reading, or complementing the sermon of a visiting guest minister by delivering the parts of the service that are unique to this congregation’s worship identity. The Worship Associates also plan, prepare and deliver entire services, including the core spiritual message, or sermon.
Contact: Sudha Sankar
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