By MITCH RYALS
On Sunday, Broadway Christian Church held its first service for a new worship community.
The new community is Core at Orr. Services will be at 5 p.m. Sundays at Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St., in the art gallery. Services will include music, small prayer groups, meditation, spiritual reflection on art, a lesson and open communion.
One of the church’s ministers Jacob Thorne gave Sunday’s lesson about the prodigal son. In the lesson, Thorne analyzed Rembrandt’s painting “Prodigal Son.”
“We need to branch out to others in creative ways,” Thorne said. “We wanted to promote an open worship community, to worship in a way that wasn’t being done.”
Belinda Davis, a member of the church and visioning team for Core at Orr, said the project has been in the works for about a year.
According to Kristin List, an MU sophomore, the members at the church decided to add services at Orr because “we wanted to have authenticity and creativity.” Being around art was one way to do that, List said.
They also wanted to change things up from week to week so that the lessons fit different aspects of life, List added. During the first service, the congregation sang along while the band played “Viva la Vida,” a popular song by the band Coldplay.
Thorne said that services are open to anyone in Columbia.
Photos courtesy of Jan Coffman.