Sojourn gathers as a faith community to worship God at 5:00-6:00 p.m. on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays each month. Many of us also gather in small groups in alternate weeks to our “worship Sundays”. We celebrate worship as God’s people seeking to be faithful by loving God in both music and word and also by learning more about God’s dreams and wishes for our world. It is also in worship that we learn to love and to care for one another in authentic, caring relationship.
Sojourn intentionally shapes worship and chooses worship themes such that we are a relevant congregation to the lives of our participants. We always start from scripture, and we then seek to have that scripture interact with the daily issues that arise in life, such as living simply, living with gratitude, nurturing relationships, making peace with our past errors, experiencing forgiveness of self and others, and living with a spirit of abundance rather than scarcity. We also talk openly about controversial topics in faith life, such as immigration, sexuality, abortion, racism, and walking the radical borders with Jesus.
We often use the Common Lectionary for choosing our scripture, but we also shape sermon series that provide guidance to daily life with continuing themes over a month to six weeks. After each sermon, we enjoy approximately15 minutes discussion time where we experience rich, additional insight from our attendees.
We meet at 5:00-6:00 p.m. for worship. Worship includes singing, scripture, silence, a time for the young at heart, a meditation and reflection/discussion, community sharing and prayer.
We have child care for preschoolers. We honor older children and youth through mentoring relationship with adults and with active participation in our worship. We welcome you to join us, and invite your friends.
From 6:00-7:00 p.m. we enjoy a finger food pot luck meal together for those wishing to stay. We have a good time around the table, sharing good food, conversation, and lots of laughter. New participants need not bring pot luck food! Just come and enjoy!
Dress for worship, like most things about us, is informal. Pastor’s dress is likewise, comparatively, informal.
As of January 2014, we meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1709 W. Elizabeth Street, Fort Collins. Call 970-568-8724 or email the pastors if you have questions.
We look forward to knowing you, learning together, and serving the community of Fort Collins.