Gatherings

The schedule we typically follow is our attempt to incorporate our values sustainably and meaningfully.

The first Sunday we gather for COMMUNITY & SERVICE, typically at 5:30pm. Locations may vary. 

The last Sunday we gather for REFLECTION, a service held at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel, 5:30pm.

The Sundays that fall in between we gather for WORSHIP, a service also held at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel, 5:30pm.

Below you will find specific details of upcoming gatherings.

Lancaster Theological Seminary is located at 555 W James St, Lancaster 17603. A campus map may be viewed here.

Additional information on each value can be found on our VALUES page.

Our invitation to you is to participate as you are able. While we believe life is richer with community, service, worship, and reflection as part of it, we also value a faith that is holistic and sustainable. That means sometimes not coming to a gathering is just as important as coming to one.

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This fall we will be focusing on origin stories found in the book of Genesis. The goal is to learn more about how these stories helped form individuals and communities in the past, and how they might form us today. Our pursuit is both personal and communal because we believe that each one of us is on a journey of our own; and each one of us has the opportunity and responsibility to journey with others. We attempt to honor both the individual and communal aspects of the journey because we value both. We hope you will join us.

September

9.10 Worship, 5:30pm, at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel

9.17 Worship, 5:30pm, at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel

9.23-24 Community Camping Trip at Lancaster County Park! We will meet beginning at 2pm and finish on Sunday around 11am. Join us for part or all of the excursion. Potluck dinner on Saturday at 6pm! Email Jennifer@TOCLancaster.org for more details.

October

10.1 Community & Service, 5:30pm, at Reynolds Middle School (605 W Walnut St, Lancaster 17603) to clean the garden beds. Bring gloves, weeding tools and waste bags if you've got some.

10.8 Worship, 5:30pm, at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel

10.15 Worship, 5:30pm, at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Mayer Commons, down the hall from Santee Chapel

10.22 Worship, 5:30pm, at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Mayer Commons, down the hall from Santee Chapel

10.29 Reflection, 5:30pm, at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel

November

11.5 Community, 5:30pm, at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Mayer Commons

11.12 Worship, 5:30pm, at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel

11.19 Worship, 5:30pm, at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel

Gatherings

The schedule we typically follow:

The 1st Sunday we gather for COMMUNITY & SERVICE. Times and locations may vary.

The 2nd and 3rd Sundays we gather for WORSHIP at Lancaster Theological Seminary's Santee Chapel at 5:30pm. 

The 4th Sunday we gather for REFLECTION, a service also held at Santee Chapel at 5:30pm.

For the occasional 5th Sunday, we like to plan something fun to do together as a community.

Additional information on each value can be found on our VALUES page.

Our invitation to you is to participate as you are able. While we believe life is richer with community, service, worship, and reflection as part of it, we also value a faith that is holistic and sustainable. That means sometimes not coming to a gathering is just as important as coming to one.

 

Specifics for upcoming gatherings:

Summer Series 2017

Stories are relied upon by all cultures and faiths throughout time. Stories share who we are, where we have been, where we dream of going. Stories are powerful tools that invite people into what matters most or what should be remembered. But we don't necessarily recognize a story right away, or know how to tell one. We must practice. This summer, join us as we listen to and tell stories. 

June 2017

6.4 Community Gathering, 6:30pm at Long's Park Concert Series

6.11 Impromptu Potluck at 5:30pm to talk about the summer! Email jennifer@toclancaster.org for details!

6.18 Field trip, 10am! We will be attending Lancaster Friends Quaker Meeting, 110 Tulane Terrace, Lancaster 17603

6.25 Worship, 5:30pm at Santee Chapel

July 2017

7.2 No gathering for the holiday weekend.

7.9 Field trip, 10am! We will be attending a service at Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, 538 W Chestnut St, Lancaster 17603

7.14 Friday Field trip, 7:30pm! We will attend a Jewish prayer service, a Shabbat, at Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, 75 E James St, Lancaster 17603.

7.23 Worship, 5:30pm at Santee Chapel

7.30 Reflection, 5:30pm meet at Santee Chapel; weather permitting we will walk to a prayer labyrinth.

August 2017

8.6 Community Gathering, 6:30pm at Long's Park Concert Series

8.13 Worship, 5:30pm at Santee Chapel

8.20 Field trip, 5:15pm! We will meet at the Islamic Community Center of Lancaster in order to learn more about the Islamic faith, practice and traditions. (Click here for address and map.) Please dress modestly, with legs and shoulders covered (no shorts; skirts or dresses should be ankle length).

8.27 Reflection, 5:30pm, will be at Lancaster County Central Park, walking the Mill Creek Trail. Meet at the parking lot by pavilion #22 off of Kiwanis Drive. We will begin the hike by 5:40. Click here for a detailed map of the park.

9.3 No gathering Labor Day weekend. Our fall schedule will begin on 9.10 with a worship service at 5:30pm. More details coming soon!

For additional details, please visit our Facebook page or email jennifer@toclancaster.org.