No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Sunday worship: Worship is at the center of all we do at Old South. It's intimate and inclusive; expansive and celebratory. We utilize a blend of traditional and modern elements to help awaken our souls to the ever-present, unconditional love of The Holy. We worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in our sanctuary. ALL are welcome to celebrate communion with us the first Sunday of each month. (Even if you've been told otherwise at another church.) Gluten-free wafers are always available. Explore our Sermon and Music pages to learn more about what to expect.
Children in worship: Children are a cherished part of our community, and we welcome the babble of little voices as part of our liturgy. The first Sunday of the month is "Family Worship," during which the children stay upstairs so we can worship as a multi-generational community. On these Sundays the liturgy is adapted to be more interactive and engaging for people of all ages. During the rest of the month, a special "Time for Children" takes place about 15 minutes into the service, after which children from pre-K through 9th grade are invited to attend Sunday School. Nursery care is available for younger children, or you are welcome to keep them with you. Youth are frequently asked to take leadership roles in worship, such as greeting, offering music, lay-leading, and helping to serve communion. A special area with rocking chairs for young families and nursing moms is available on the choir side of the sanctuary, towards the back.
Mid-week vespers: During Advent (the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas), we offer Wednesday evening vesper services. These 45-minute candlelit services include space for song, prayer, scripture, and silence. These services, held in our Matthew Room, are smaller and much more intimate than our traditional worship. Many refer to these vesper services as a "thin place" where God's presence becomes palpable.
Ecumenical worship: Old South is a proud member of the Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry (FAEM), a community of Christian churches in Franklin County who bring the good news of God's love into the world. FAEM offers three joint worship services each year: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, and a sunrise Easter service. Our congregation frequently participates in (and often hosts) these services.