We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),exploring progressive Christianity, creating new ways to worship and be community in the 21st century, and engaging in ministries of peace, justice and care for earth’s resources.
You are welcome at Cairn just as you are. We celebrate diversity! We welcome all into this sacred space where people of diverse age, gender, gender identity and expression, race, class, sexual orientation, style, life experience, questions faith, doubts, hopes, and dreams find a place to explore, experience, listen, and speak.
We invite you to a journey of discovery about faith, spirituality, relationships, justice and the world in which we live. We offer a holistic approach to this journey, honoring body, mind and spirit, and we celebrate that each of our paths may be very different.
SPRING (LENT & EASTER) AT CAIRN
Lift Up Your Voice
Lent is a season of reflection, confession, spiritual nurturing, contemplation and meditation as we walk the journey with Jesus to the cross. It is a time to consider what his death on a cross meant and what it means today as we prepare to receive the good news of Easter. This Lent our theme is “Lift Up Your Voices”, taken from a song from the Taize community in France and printed on the front of the bulletin. On this journey to the cross, and beyond to Easter hope, and beyond that to the birth of the church on Pentecost, we are confronted with our own wrestling with life and death, faith and doubt, joy and suffering, and being in this world but not of this world. In each of these, it can be hard at times to express the depth of emotions and thoughts we have. At other times these emotions and thoughts are loud without being clear, or clear without being loud. Sometimes we need to find our voice within the cacophony of voices that surround us. In this journey, we will explore our voices in poetry, prose and song as we express who we are in light of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus.
WORSHIP IN SPRING
February 14 Ash Wednesday From a Quiet Place
February 18 Lent 1 The Voice of Compassion
February 25 Lent 2 The Voice of Rebuke
March 4 Lent 3 The Voice of Complaint
March 11 Lent 4 The Voice of Anger
March 18 Lent 5 The Voice of Sorrow
March 25 Lent 6 (Palm Sunday) The Voice of Joy
March 29 Maundy Thursday The Community Voice
March 30 Good Friday The Voice of Lament
April 1 Easter Sunday The Voice of Exuberance
April 8 Easter 2 (Youth Sunday) The Voice of Questioning
April 15 Easter 3 The Voice of Wonder
April 22 Easter 4 The Voice of Justice
April 29 Easter 5 The Voice of Forgiveness
May 6 Easter 6 The Voice of Change
May 13 Easter 7 The Voice of Calling
May 20 Easter 8 The Voice of Action