Help Us Build a New Expression of Worship at SVPC! Dynamic, meaningful, engaging, and welcoming worship is an important foundation for our life together at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church. As we continue to grow in our understanding of God through the perspectives of folks whose voices have been marginalized in our society and our own congregation, we also want to worship using music, language, and perspectives that reflect our fuller understanding of God and humanity.
That’s why folks who have been at the heart of Intersections worship are taking the opportunity of the disruption of the pandemic to start a new “modern worship collective.” We are gathering partners in creating songs, poems, prayers, and all sorts of other worship resources that will join more modern forms of worship with progressive theologies. We want to feed the souls of folks who love contemporary worship but also yearn to be free from systems that do not fully value or include the perspectives of women, LGBTQIA+ folks, and people of color.
If you are a musician, writer, worship leader, community activist, or just anyone who cares about worship that is modern and justice-minded, then we hope you will consider joining us to experiment with different forms of worship. We might have praise jam sessions, open mic gatherings, prayer meetings, music writing workshops, teach-ins, or community meals as worship.
All of what we experience will be determined by the gifts you bring. We will gather on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, starting in January of 2023. We will initially meet at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church (728 W. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale 94087) but we are serious about this being a presbytery-wide project, so are open to other spaces as host sites as well. Our first gathering will be January 11 at 6:30 in the sanctuary. Come ready to talk, pray, and share your struggles, grief, joys, and hopes related to worship.
We look forward to the refreshing new worship experiences we will encounter together!