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An Open and Affirming Congregation
of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Welcome to Cairn!

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.

loving handEASTER AT CAIRN: Hineni – Hebrew for “Here I am.”

Isaiah 6:8 reads: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “(Hineni) Here am I, Send me!” During this Easter season, we are reminded that God is still speaking, still calling us to respond to God’s love in our world.

In a time when anti-Semitic graffiti are scrawled in public places … Hineni

In a time when Muslim mosques are burned to the ground … Hineni

In a time when Mexican Americans and their religion are being vilified … Hineni

In such a time as this, Here I Am, Send me!

WORSHIP DURING THE EASTER SEASON

During the Easter season, our worship service will highlight many of the traditional ways that the Christian church (and our church) has worshipped: praying the Lord’s Prayer, singing traditional hymns chosen by members of the congregation, lighting candles as prayers, and taking communion by intinction.

Our decoration is simple to accentuate but not detract from our sacred worship space and the community that gathers. Earthy tones, palm fronds, and flowers remind us of our connection to God through nature and our connection to the earth.

This Easter season, we will explore scriptures that focus on God’s call to people of faith throughout the Bible including the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Moses at the burning bush, Samuel in the temple, Esther, Mary mother of Jesus, Mary and Martha, and Paul. These stories invite each of us individually and as a community to explore how God is calling us today and how we might answer “Hineni. Here I am. Send me.”

SPECIAL WORSHIP & EVENTS

April 23           Earth Day Worship

April 30           Let the Children Come to Me: Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention

May 7              Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration 101, Lunch & Educational Event

May 14            Mothers’ Day and Celebration of Graduates

May 21            Youth Sunday Worship

June 4             Pentecost & Baptisms