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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wayzata Community Church Brings New Worship Experience to Western Suburbs

Cross-generational “6:33” Service Begins Sunday, March 13th at 6:33 p.m.

Wayzata Community Church, one of the largest congregations of the United Church of Christ in the U.S., will launch a new worship experience at 6:33 p.m. on March 13th, the first Sunday of Lent. Called “6:33,” the new service derives its name from Matthew 6:33: “Seek first, the kingdom of God.”

Unlike other evening church services that focus their music and message on young adults, the cross-generational 6:33 service is designed for people of all ages and stages. The 6:33 service will create a contemplative environment for worship with piano music, candlelight and communion.

The new Sunday night service is especially designed for:

  • Busy individuals and families whose schedule and lifestyle make it difficult to attend church on Sunday mornings
  • People who have left other places of worship or have never had a church home
  • Those who are drawn to a nontraditional style of worship with a casual tone and atmosphere

“At Wayzata Community Church, we are compelled to reach out to new people, recognizing that the message of Jesus is one of radical inclusivity,” said Rev. Dr. John F. Ross, senior minister at Wayzata Community Church. “Our 6:33 service fulfills this need by providing a unique and relevant Christian worship experience outside of the traditional Sunday morning time slot.”

The 6:33 service offers centering and celebratory worship that doesn’t end a weekend, but rather helps start a new week. Participants are welcome to join other attendees for fellowship at 6:15 p.m. and enter the worship space together at 6:33 p.m. Centered on music, prayer and teaching, the 45-minute service will conclude by 7:15 p.m.

Click here to read more and here to watch a video slideshow about the new 6:33 service.

About Wayzata Community Church

Wayzata Community Church (WCC), located in Wayzata, Minn., has been helping people with their faith journeys for 130 years. Today the church has nearly 3,000 confirmed members, and is among the top five largest congregations of the United Church of Christ in the U.S. Besides worship services, WCC offers Music at Wayzata concert performances, author visits, scouting organizations, support groups, Nursery School, the annual Rummage Sale and other community events.

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