Twice a year, a team of people gathers to plan a ‘sensory-rich’ worship series. A single theme is explored over a four to six week period. Music, multi-media, visuals, drama, ritual and the spoken message are integrated and layered in a creative way. This “multi-sensory” approach has the power to make worship truly memorable and life-changing. Marcia McFee, author of “Think Like a Filmmaker: Sensory-Rich Worship Design for Unforgettable Messages”, has been our guide.
Previous sensory-rich worship series included:
“The Journey” – Advent 2015
“The Way: A Lenten Pilgrimage” – April 2016
“Leading Causes of Life” – October 2017
“Transformation” – Lent 2017
“Sacred” – Advent 2017
“Sacred” was the theme for our Advent 2017 worship series. The visual image for our “Sacred” series was a frame. A frame marks a boundary, sets a limit. An acceptance of limits and limitations is essential to the idea of the sacred. By saying “this is sacred” and “this is not” we are able to choose wisely. We were asked to put a frame around “the holidays” in order experience the presence of the living God amidst the busy-ness of this time of year. We considered what Advent would look like if we looked at it through frame of sacred. Through it all may you find “the frame where you are freed.” Each Sunday, the frame on the altar changed.