Gathering: Resources for Worship Planners

Published four times a year, Gathering is a worship planning magazine for ministers and lay leaders, music directors, and United Church of Canada worship committees.

Current Issue: Pentecost 1 2019

The theme of this issue is Worship as Theatre (or Not!). Worship is a drama—the rehearsal of salvation—but it is not a theatre performance. In worship, we seek to be our authentic selves rather than playing a character behind a mask, and the congregation is not a passive audience as in most theatres. How do you see your role in this drama of faith? How do you create a participatory drama, rather than a passive experience of worship? How are people encouraged to be authentic and not hide behind protective masks?

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