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Prayer Ministry 

Prayers of Hope

Each weekly we update this list of names in our Sunday bulletin. During worship, the names are spoken aloud by the community gathered—raising the person or family up to God. Take home the list and include those names and families in your prayers. Contact Pastor Shari to add or remove names from the list.
Gratitude Bowl

Practicing gratitude, another spiritual discipline, focuses on thanking God for blessings in our life. Share your gratitude moments (anonymous is okay) by placing them in the bowl, in our lobby! Pastor Shari reads these aloud during worship so all can celebrate these expressions of gratitude.

Prayer Chain

Have a prayer to share? Like to join the chain? Contact Signe Rizzi, prayer chain coordinator.

Prayer Wall

Outside Fellowship Hall is a place to post your prayers. Pause here and lift up prayers that others have shared.

Thank You Board

Outside Pastor Shari’s office are posted thank you notes and other cards sent to our congregation. Stop here and witness these expressions of gratitude from people whom you, the church, are serving.

Drumming Circle

4th Friday of month @ 6:30-7:30p 

Drumming circles are a powerful way to bring individuals together through music. Some believe drum circles are a prayer form where participants are beating on the eardrum of God.
All are invited to come and experience this form of prayer! Drums/instruments available.
Contact Terri Bergstrom or Kirsten Shipler with questions.

Meditation Group - Weekly

Saturdays @ 10-11a - Lounge. 9:30a with coffee/tea, 10-10:30a silence, 10:30-11a sharing. Group attendees volunteer to share the leadership role and present a variety of topics and experiences. Contact Pastor Shari.

“Meditation can reintroduce you to the part​
​that’s been missing.” Russell Simmons.

Prayer Programs