The 9:45 Emergent Worship service arose in 2014 from a desire within the church to create a worship opportunity that was different and unique from the other services that were offered not just within Larchmont UMC but also in the community.
The Emergent Worship style seeks to embrace all forms of worship styles and formats, as well as striving to incorporate things that are deeply rooted in the current culture through the redemptive processes that God opens us up to. Our unofficial “motto” is “Everything can be Redeemed”.
Our Emergent Worship service is geared to both churched and unchurched individuals. It is a “come as you are” service where all are welcome and embraced through the genuine love of Jesus Christ. While we encourage active participation through our songs and our activities, attendees are encouraged to make themselves as comfortable as possible by engaging as much or as little as they feel led. Get up and get yourself some coffee, maybe even some breakfast at the coffee bar in the back during the service. Make yourself at home in God’s house!
Usually the Emergent Worship service will include several worship songs, a short homily from one of our two pastors as well as some sort of Emergent Activity during which the people who have gathered together for worship are encouraged to interact with God in some sort of physical and tangible way, either through writing prayers, touching something that reminds us of God, receiving something to take home, or however else the Holy Spirit may direct us that particular Sunday.
If you have any questions or if you are interested in helping out in the Emergent Service in any way, please reach out to Pastor Randy at AssociatePastor@larchmontumc.org or our Worship Leader, Nancy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.