“Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful.”
1 Corinthians 12:7, The Message
In our church community everyone belongs and everyone serves. We believe that every person has needs and every person has gifts to share that have been given by God for the good of all. We try to address needs and affirm gifts in a community of mutual grace and encouragement.
Our worship services are designed to be participatory and accessible to all, using music, art, symbols, and images. We provide noise-reducing headphones, fidgets, and calming aids such as weighted blankets. There is also a quiet room adjoining the worship space for those who want to take a little break. People with various gifts lead in worship as they are able – reading, praying, singing, greeting, and making music. Parables worship is a “no-shushing zone” of acceptance and joy. Come as you are – we’ll be glad to see you.
A video from our Parables Easter Service:
Learn a little bit more about Parables Community:
Listen to one mom’s experience of Parables:
One of our Parables friends playing the drums:
Guest speaker on June 10, 2018, Hannah Thompson, motivational speaker and activist, student of Social Justice at the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola University:
“Parables is a peaceful, non-judgmental community church [that creates] an environment where we are able to be comfortable in the skin that my grand-daughter is in. And I can be so very relaxed, stress free, and not be so focused on and nervous about her behavior and language. Inside the Parables church you can feel confident in coming as you are and being received and accepted.” – Cardean