Worship/Bible studies continue during COVID. Join us on social for weekly info.
Though certain politicians may "order" churches to gather physically, in an abundance of caution, all Sunday Services and Bible Studies are being held via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to join us, please contact us for the weekly link by no later than 9:00am on Sunday morning if you do not already follow us on social media or receive our periodic emails. And Download Zoom at least 15 minutes prior to our 11:00am start time.
Our worship services include a blend of praise and worship music from the last 20 years, inspiring hymn texts, and God-breathed original music offered by Mike. On occasion, Valerie also prepares and conducts special music featuring a gospel choir (comprised of volunteers from within the congregation).
Tony, our service leader, invites the Holy Spirit into the readings found within the Bible or written and collected by Pastor Dan. Paris has often presented historical readings that bear documentary witness of the faith journey of many from Africa, through the Middle Passage, to slavery, to emancipation, from the civil rights era, and voices from within #BlackLivesMatter. Our former seminary intern and Pastor Dan, both of Filipino descent, have also given voice to the faith journeys of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian-Americans.
The Lectionary scripture readings followed by the sermon bring us into a time to hear and experience the Word of God proclaimed by Pastor Dan in historical and cultural context. As a community of faith, we take the Bible seriously, not literally--not bound by English translations or paraphrases, but rather, we employ faith-full exegetical work to best understand the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, historical and cultural studies of Biblical times, and ever inviting the Holy Spirit into our midst so that we might hear the Word for our time.
Throughout history, churches have written liturgies, which exclude or even denigrate persons on the basis of many factors, such as age, ethnicity, gender identity or presentation, marital status, nationality, physical ability, race, personal theology, or sexual orientation. So that all persons may feel and truly know they are welcomed and cherished as recipients of God’s grace, Faith Tapestry Community Church welcomes all to participate in the Body of Christ, enacted in part by partaking the Sacrament of Holy Communion, just as Jesus welcomes all within the Gospels. All—really, all—are welcome to participate in this memorial fest with us.
On occasion, Pastor Dan is blessed with the opportunity to baptize individuals by profession of faith (though never demanding any test of creed). As a church in the Baptist tradition, we baptize by immersion or submersion, depending largely upon the ability (and sometimes preference) of the baptismal candidate.
As a multicultural gathering of LGBTQ+ seekers, we welcome all consenting adult partners who wish to join as spouses, joined in the sight of God. Just as there is no requirement that spouses come from the same racial background, Faith Tapestry Community Church does not require any partner to conform to any particular gender identity, gender presentation, or sexual orientation to be joined in marriage by our Pastor. Church members may be married as part of the ministry of the church. Non-members wishing for our clergy to officiate at their wedding should contact us and view this website.