Worship @ 9:30am
We celebrate God’s great love and grace every Sunday with a holy meal, powerful preaching, and eclectic music, in a place that intentionally invites everyone to participate fully in the worship life of our community.
During the summer months we enjoy the opportunity to bring our community together in one Sunday worship service and mix-up the music a bit. The hot summer Sundays lend themselves well to favorite songs, pop-up ensembles, and a musical mash-up of the sacred and secular.
Children Are Welcome Here
Staff and assistants help children take an active part in worship. The children’s area allows them to see what’s going on and participate in age-appropriate activities.
The musicians rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings and lead music most Sundays from September through May.
We sing a wide variety of sacred choral music at the 8:30am service, including classic masterworks, hymns, gospel and global music, and songs from the Taizé and Iona Communities, led by a 20+ voice choir, organ, piano, brass and other instrumentalists. The choir consists of singers with little choral experience to student Choral Scholars from CSUC and professional musicians. The choir also sings for local events including an annual Advent/Christmas Lessons and Carols with St. John Episcopal Church that raises funds for a local non-profit to the Chico Interfaith Choir Festival at the Latter-Day Saints Chapel.
We sing an equally diverse mix of music at the 11:00am service led by a talented group of singers supported by guitars, piano, keyboard, and percussion. At any service we might sing a favorite old hymn to a new beat or an unplugged version of a song from a popular recording artist. We also venture into the sounds of the global church, singing music from Latin and South America to Africa and Asia.
You don’t have to be a “member” of Faith to share your talents and love of music with others. We welcome anyone committed to making beautiful music together in a creative and supportive environment. Contact Kevin Anderson if you are interested in participating in our music ensembles.
Click HERE to view the up-to-date worship volunteer schedule
Each Sunday over 50 dedicated volunteers work together to prepare and lead worship. If you are interested in participating in any of these areas, you can volunteer by clicking here. Follow the link to our Ministry Scheduling app to sign-up for the areas and service times you wish to volunteer. We will be in touch with you to provide a brief orientation before adding you to the schedule. Contact Kevin Anderson if you have any questions.
Assisting Minister - Lead the congregation in worship and prayer
Audio/Visual Tech - Run the sound board and PowerPoint
Child Care - Assist staff in the Children’s Worship Area
Coffee Hour - Prepare coffee and provide treats between services
Communion Server - Serve the bread and wine during communion
Eucharistic Minister - Take communion to those who cannot attend worship
Greeter - Welcome everyone to worship
Healing Prayer - Offer a prayer of blessing and anointing with oil
Lector - Read the lessons from scripture
Musician - Sing or play an instrument
Sacristan - Prepare the bread and wine for communion
Usher - Provide hospitality to everyone