What to Expect in Worship
We gather in worship to find meaning and live more deeply. Worship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion.
Our congregation’s worship combines elements of both traditional and contemporary styles, weaving together diverse musical forms and inspiration from many sources, We want our worship to inspire both head and heart, stimulating new ways of thinking while inspiring spiritual deepening and a greater connection to our deepest values. We work hard to keep our worship engaging and thoughtful, relevant to the happenings in world yet connected to the timeless qualities of our lives.
Elements of our Unitarian Universalist Sunday morning worship service include:
- Words of Welcome
- Lighting our flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational segment, our “time for all ages”
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
- A meditation and prayer
- Readings that draw from diverse sources – ranging from ancient and contemporary, sacred texts to modern literature and poetry
- A reflection given by one of our ministers or a guest speaker
- An offering to collect financial donations that is split between our congregation and justice oriented organization that shares our values.
From time to time, worships incorporate holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies. We offer childcare and learning programs for children and youth during the Sunday service.
Worship begins at 11am each Sunday morning in our main sanctuary. If you have any questions about our services, please contact our Senior Minister, Rev. Schuyler Vogel at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!