Sabbath as Resistance: Virtual Service (one service) 11:15

Presenter: Tyler Coles and volunteers online

03/15/2020 11:15am

We are holding a virtual worship service this Sunday, March 15 at 11:15 am. We invite you to join us for a live service online.

You can view the video of this service here:

Our Intern Minister, Tyler Coles, leads us in worship from the chapel. We are grateful to guest minister, Rev. Anastassia Zinke, who is traveling from Indianapolis, Indiana to give her sermon.

Music and singing are led by Mark Zimmerman, Dr. Yee Von Ng, Angel Collins, and Eric Pourchot.

A small team of staff, sound crew and communications volunteers are on hand to support this service in every way we can. We look forward to welcoming you online.

If you have technical questions please email (in advance as possible) to

In his book by the same title, Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not primarily about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society.

Brueggemann calls out our 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. How can we recognize these patterns within our own lives and within American culture today? How might the ancient practice of sabbath-keeping serve both as a practice of resistance and as a pathway to honoring our humanity and the sacredness of the earth?

For the protection and care of our community, we are suspending in-person gatherings for Sunday Services, Religious Education (RE), and meetings of ten or more people at MVUC for the foreseeable future.

Your Board, staff and volunteers are working to create ways to offer worship and community experiences online.

More information will be published here and in the following channels as they become available:

We are thankful for your patience and look forward to offering new ways to be together community.