ALL ARE WELCOME
As the pastor invites people to share in Holy Communion, he says, “You do not have to be a member of this church to come to this table. You do not have to be a Presbyterian. You do not have to be certain of all you think and believe to come to this table; but, if you hunger for the love of God as embodied in Jesus Christ, you are welcome at this table. Come as you are; come, as you will.”*
The same invitation and welcome applies to all of the church’s worship services and other events as well. All are welcome.
Worship services at Nacoochee are special. From the gathering peal of the old-fashioned steeple bell to the benediction, “Go out into the world in peace. Have courage. Honor all people, return no one evil for evil,” the services lighten the heart and enlighten the mind and spirit.
Pastor Bob Prim is a masterful storyteller and thoughtful teacher. Resounding with insight and humor, his sermons are eagerly anticipated each week. The music is carefully selected to complement the scripture readings, as is the sometimes surprising (kids say the darndest things) — but always delightful — “Word with the Children.”
Service times are at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. A nursery is provided for both services, with the “Word with the Children,” Sunday School, and choir during the later service. Dress is from very casual to “Sunday best,” as you wish. Also as a reminder, in our commitment to the nonviolent teachings of Jesus, NPC has elected to opt out of the Georgia State Safe Carry Protection Act.
Come and find your own quiet center during a time of contemplative prayer, music, and silence surrounded by the glow of candles and the approaching twilight. For those who have never attended a service in this style, it is patterned after the Taizé community in France. That monastic order of nondenominational brothers attracts over 10,000 pilgrims per year. The Taizé community practices a strong devotion to peace and justice through prayer and meditation.
To learn more, visit www.taize.fr/en. Services are led by NPC Music Director, Barbara Luhn, who is often joined by musicians from the community to provide the meditative music for this reverent time of worship. Come as you are. All are welcome.
Taizé service times are the first Sunday of the month from October through February at 6:00 pm.
*As we endeavor to expand our inclusivity, Nacoochee Presbyterian offers gluten‐free elements for the sacrament of communion.