The mission of the Sanctuary Arts Team is to: 

 

  • Support the pastor by helping to imagine and plan sensory-rich worship experiences, including music, visual arts, dance, theater,  interactive activities, etc.

  • Provide a place for brainstorming, collaboration, and creative worship design, encouraging experimentation in worship

  • Planning worship for pastoral vacations and fifth Sunday services, hymn-sing Sundays, etc. 

  • Help the congregation live into its vision of intergenerational community by planning worship that is inclusive and welcoming toward children, youth, and families

  • Help the congregation live into its vision for worship music, which includes: 

    • a variety of musical styles and instruments

    • a vibrant, diverse, and thriving music program

    • musicians of all ages and abilities

    • music that reflects the congregation’s inclusive, progressive theology and social justice commitments:

      • gender equity

      • racial justice

      • LGBTQ welcome (reflecting our Open and Affirming covenant)

      • peacemaking, and environmental justice (reflecting our Just Peace covenant)