Resources for live-streamed services, such as hymns and readings can be found under the "Visit Us" drop down menu above.
We are following the CDC guidelines for areas of low Covid-19 transmission: masks continue to be optional during our services and coffee hours, but are strongly encouraged.
The Church of the Holy City exists to help people be open to God’s presence and to facilitate spiritual well-being.
We aim to do this by: - Creating welcoming, open and nurturing spaces - physically, emotionally and spiritually.
- Creating a community where people are seen and valued as unique children of God, each on a spiritual journey of transformation.
- Creating opportunities for spiritual reflection and growth, via worship, study, conversation, and meditation, while honoring a variety of spiritual traditions.
- Creating opportunities to serve our neighbors and our world. - Encouraging spiritual questioning about how theology relates to daily life.
The Bible is the foundation of our theology and a guide for spiritual growth. We also look to the writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century theologian and scientist who envisioned a new Christianity coming into being, revitalized by the Spirit of the Lord. The name of our church is taken from Chapter 21, Verse 2 of the Bible’s Book of Revelation: "I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, come down out of Heaven from God…"
We welcome you to visit and join us in worship. Our regular church services are held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The service lasts about 45 minutes.
As is our tradition since the 1800s, the church will be closed during the Sundays of August. We will resume our regular Sunday services in September, the first Sunday after Labor Day.
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Church of the Holy City in Wilmington Delaware acknowledges that is on Lenape land also called the Leni Lenape, and Delawaren, an indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands, who live in the United States and Canada. The first language spoken on these lands is Algonquian (Unami and Munsee). It is important that we recognize and respect the original stewards of this territory.
We pay our respect to elders both past and present. We acknowledge that not only are we on their lands, they are still here and part of this community. We also acknowledge that this is the home of many Indigenous people as a result of federal relocation policies and Indigenous migrants from the south. We honor their ancestors, elders, and community leaders, past, present, and into the future. We speak these words to honor the Lenape peoples and invite all who come here to reflect on their relationship to the histories of this land and the people.
We invite you to get involved and do your part to work with and support Indigenous struggles on these lands.
May the balance be restored.
Source: Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods and Abel R. Gomez Want to know whose land you are on? Text: 907-312-5085 https://native-land.ca/
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