Why We Gather

"...the singing, the sermons, the wonderful people."   Anonymous 

"I come to this church because it gives me a chance to listen to ideas that involve spirit and philosophy. I spend a lot of time by myself and this gives me a chance to change my perspective and temper ideas."   Matt

"I love the community! All are welcomed. You can be a child, an adult, a senior and there is a place for you."   Anonymous

"I started coming regularly because I got a lot of enlightening 'nuggets' from the minister's sermons. Nuggets that changed some of the ways I thought about myself and dealt with life situations...and I continue to look forward to more personal growth and more clarity in my spiritual beliefs." Anonymous

"I am totally grateful for the loving support of this healing community."   Margaret

"I have come to church these past many years to help me get along in life, it has helped...and I like the people here. This church is a part of me."   Allan

 

Sounds of Sunday

Ringing of the Bell

Every Sunday morning at 10:30 am the sound of our church bells fill the air of downtown Santa Paula letting the people know that now is the time to come together to worship as a community.

Music

Our church is alive with the sounds of music on Sunday morning to help heal the soul and to give us the strength and courage to live in peace and harmony with all of those around us.

Coffee Hour

Listen to the sounds of the chatter and laughter coming from the Fellowship Hall after the church service on Sunday morning where we share conversation on ways to take action to bring peace, liberty and justice to all.

 

 

A Typical Sunday Service

Our services begin at 10:30am.  You are invited to come early.
  • Musical Prelude
  • Ringing the bell
  • Call to Worship/Opening words
  • Recite Covenant
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Opening Hymn
  • Sharing of Joys and Sorrows
  • Time for all ages
  • Offertory
  • Prayer/Meditation
  • Meditation in Music
  • Sermon
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Closing Hymn
  • Closing words/Benediction
  • Postlude