In this time of anxiety and fear we all need hope. We each need places in our lives where we can be seen and heard and loved as we are. We need places to stay engaged and to be reminded that the fight for justice is worth our time. We need places to share our struggles and dreams. And here in the heart of the high-tech revolution, in this increasingly global place, people long for what we have to give!
It is because of this that we are extremely excited to share some incredible news! Our original vision of a radically inclusive, deeply spiritual, unapologetically progressive, theologically diverse church for this place and this time has brought us to explore an exciting collaboration. Great things have happened since we landed at 80 S. 5th Street in downtown San Jose, our shared home with the First Christian Church of San Jose, where we’ve been holding Sunday evening services for the past seven months.
Beginning on Pentecost, Sunday June 4th at 10 a.m. we will begin gathering together weekly with the congregation of First Christian Church. We share a commitment to extravagant hospitality and radical welcome. We also share a commitment to justice and joy in it all!
Pastor Nicole and Pastor Dana Bainbridge will share leadership of the gatherings along with people from both of our congregations. We will continue to do a spiritual dinner party one Sunday night a month, as well as the events we currently do and more as all of this unfolds.
Our two churches have already been working together on a variety of things for a while and now we will collaborate in creating an engaging, musical, rich experience on Sunday mornings that includes the best of both of our practices.
Many of us have already felt the synergy of our collaborations! We are all made stronger in our coming together. We hope you are excited about this new collaboration as we are, and we hope to see you on Sunday mornings, beginning June 4th!
Director & President
Rev. Nicole Lamarche