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Yes, walking into a church you've never been to before can be scary. We totally understand that - but we're glad that you're thinking about checking us out. And to make your first visit as comfortable as possible, we've tried to answer some of the questions you might be asking.

Imago Dei?

Yes, we know, our name is a little weird. That's because it's Latin and it means image of God. We think it's a good place to start any exploration of faith, to be reminded that all of us, regardless of our story, are made in God's image, so there's something good in all of us, no matter how far we might have wandered.

And because we believe that every one of us reflects the image of God, we affirm the worth of every person regardless of social, economic, or marital status, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political or previous religious affiliations. If you want to be part of us, you’re “us.” Just as we are freely loved and accepted by God, we will offer love and acceptance to everyone [to read more, check out our "beliefs" page].

Before the Service

You might want to get here a little early, particularly if you want to drop off your children. Service is at 9:00am. Nursery is provided during service (5 & under), and we have classes for older children, youth and adult classes at 10:15am.

Also, if you like coffee, there's free coffee that you can bring into the service with you. And it's not your usual church basement coffee. We buy coffee beans directly from Honduras, roast them locally, and grind it immediately before serving on Sunday mornings.

The Gathering

Our services are casual. Most people wears jeans, tattoos are common and during most services we ask for input or questions during the teaching. The music is a blend of stuff we've written, gospels, hymns and sometimes "mashups." And while we aren't a liturgical church (no robes!), there are liturgical things that we do most weeks, like read lectionary texts and recite the Prayer of Penitence during Lent.