Rethink Church

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The NeXus Gathering

Sundays @ 10:00am in the Westminster Room
Holy Communion is served weekly

We are rethinking church and discovering new ways to be God’s grace in the world. We believe God works in the midst of our questions. neXus welcomes all who are seeking spiritually to explore with us and get down to earth about what faith and compassion really mean.

neXus is a café style worship gathering that meets outside the pew, inside a church building, and mingles more like a coffeehouse than a church. The music is eclectic, the topics diverse, the atmosphere relaxed, and the energy inspiring. Weekly messages include time for feedback and questions. Seriously. We believe God inspires each of us and together we learn more. Communion is at the heart of neXus worship and we celebrate it together every Sunday.

neXus provides a new “point of connection” for people of all ages and walks of life to come together and nurture each other in this journey called life.  Come just as you are. Relax. Ask questions. Experience grace. Discover hope. Make a difference.  Learn More

 We embrace the seeking, explore God's movement in the world, and connect with compassion outside the pew

 

A neXus gathering is many things — each one shaped by people at neXus and inspired by God’s spirit to create a worship experience that is:

 

Relaxed

Our café style setting creates a very relaxed, informal worship experience. Movement is part of neXus, and you are welcome to get up for more refreshments, sip coffee throughout the gathering, light a candle, or enjoy reflective time in quiet spaces by the windows or outside in the gardens. Come as you are. Worship as you desire. 
 

Innovative

Providing unique and active ways to explore God’s artistry in our lives is key to a neXus gathering. We’ve been known to bake bread together, paint soup bowls, build a cross, plant seeds, play in the sand, write a song, create collages, share a Seder Dinner and walk a Labyrinth.
 

Participatory

neXus gatherings are team-led and people bring their gifts to every aspect of worship. From reading scripture, prayer and music, to dance, drama and meditative experiences, everyone is welcome to participate. The neXus team meets monthly to plan the worship and you are always welcome to be part of that voice.

Intergenerational

People of all ages enjoy the sense of family at neXus. Families worshipping together is important, and children are always welcome at neXus gatherings. For those who desire, there is also nursery care available for infants and toddlers, as well as traditional Sunday School for children through 5th grade.

Music

Music at neXus is eclectic. Really! From the U2charist to special blues-based services, John Mayer to Johann Sebastian Bach, and everything in between, music moves us to new ways of thinking. The neXus band can breathe new life into old, cherished hymns and glean fresh insight from songs we thought had no meaning…and we discover how God speaks to us in more ways than one.

 

Mission

neXus is mission-minded……embracing a common desire to be intentional about sharing God's grace and love with all people. We seek to make compassionate connections outside the pew through worship offerings, awareness and outreach activities.  Each month, neXus responds to a specific missional focus and welcomes the opportunity to make a difference in our community, country and world. Other organizations and initiatives neXus has made compassionate connections with include:

Northwest MI Food Coalition | National Cherry Festival | Community Meals | Food Rescue |  Love For Children | Safe Harbor |  Clara's Cupboard  |  Munson Manor Hospitality House | Take Out Sunday | Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative

 

 

 

 

"It's a dance that we get to dance together instead of witnessing someone else dancing."

– Anne