This year we are moving our second service up by 15 minutes to 11:00 am. So, we will have two services beginning on September 9th at 9:30 and 11:00 am.
The reasons for this change are complex but not unprecedented. The shift helps us achieve balance in attendance across all our programs, as it has been historically. Literature also shows that timings that are not on the hour or half hour are typically confusing and do not attract new attendees. Anecdotally, we have indeed seen people coming in at all times for the second service. So we are going to test out the 11 am service time for the fall and evaluate in January 2019. Please know we welcome your feedback on this change. Please email email@example.com with your feedback.
Our summer services through Labor Day weekend will continue at 10 am.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, September 9th at 9:30 am and 11 am for our Ingathering Services followed by our annual Block Party with food, games, and opportunities to connect to groups and 2018-19 events.
We are also excited to be launching a third service on Sundays at 4:00 pm starting September 16th through November 11th*. Over 50 of you responded to our survey indicating a desire for a third service and a preference for 4 pm. It will replace our Refuel service. It will be one hour in length, and the theme will match the morning services. We hope that you will try out the 4 pm time beginning on September 16th.
*Please note on November 18th there will be no third service as there will be an Afternoon Music Concert. We hope you can join.