You Matter to God

Congregation-Wide Theme for Worship and Small Groups with a Faith Study – Fall 2020

God loves YOU – you matter to God! All the different aspects of your life matter to God. You were created by God as a one-of-a-kind person with gifts and possibilities to share with others. How you live out your life, today and across time, is something God cares about – because you matter to God!

YOU – it isn’t just singular, it’s plural too. God loves us all, together, as a community. God loves all communities. It matters to God how our community shares its gifts, creating new possibilities for others. It matters to God how our community strives to co-create a world closer to what Jesus imagines – because our community and all communities matter to God.

How can you listen for God’s love and guidance in new ways? What gift do you have to share with others, in a new way, in this new time? What will sustain you in this unprecedented time? How is God walking alongside you right now? What can you discover from listening deeply to others and listening to your life, that will carry you forward to be a blessing to others?

You Matter to God is the theme for worship and small groups this fall. Engage in conversations with others to explore more deeply how the theme resonates in your life in this season. A faith study will be available on-line for small groups and for friends and family meeting informally.

You Matter to God Small Group Opportunities

Thursday Afternoon Large Group with Small Group Breakouts – on Zoom
Once/week on Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Oct. 15 to Nov. 19
Optional Kick-Off Gathering on Zoom – Sunday, October 11 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Leaders: Jeanne Hartfield with small group facilitators

More daytime small groups may also be available – contact

Kick-Off Gathering on Zoom – Sunday, October 11 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Once/week on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Oct. 14 to Nov. 18
Leaders: Denise Floe, Julie Omland and others
More evening small groups may also be available – contact

Faith Study Sessions

You Matter to God Preaching Series

Faith Study Video Reflections

Session 1: Your Life Matters to God with Pastor Kai Nilsen

Session 2: Your Life Matters to Your Neighbor with Becky Benson

Session 3: YOUR Life Matters–Tending the Soul & Living an Integrated Life with Pastor Jeanne Hartfield


You Matter to God: Small Group Kick-Off

To register or find out more – Contact Denise Floe at