Sunday Morning Services
9:15 am and 11:15 am (September 18 to mid-May)
10:00 am (mid-May to Mid-September)
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Services are usually led by one of our ministers but lay involvement – through a group known as the Worship Weavers Guild – is deep and collaborative.
There are two kinds of worship experiences on most Sunday mornings:
In the main sanctuary there is a service directed primarily toward adults – although children and youth are always welcome.
The lighting of the chalice, the symbol of our free faith
Music – from Bach to the Beatles, Ragtime to Rachmaninoff
Readings – taken from a wide range of sources
Silent reflection, meditation, or prayer
A sermon or homily that explores Unitarian Universalist principles
An opportunity to share joys and concerns with the congregation
In our children’s chapel there is a more brief service focused toward our children and their parents – although non-parent adults are welcome to join these meaningful celebrations.
Religious Education and nursery care are available for children and teens during the school year (Fall through Spring). During the summer, our Summer Co-op is an opportunity for your children to have fun and play with other children their age. Leia Durland-Jones, our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, or other education staff and teachers will be there to greet you. At both you will find the atmosphere relaxed and informal, yet with content that touches the heart and engages the mind. At least once each month we gather together from our youngest to our eldest members in one multigenerational worshiping community.
Unitarian Universalists understand worship in the context of its root meaning. The word “worship” comes from an Old English word, weorthscipe, which means, “an acknowledgment of worth.” Worship for us, then, is a time to consider, reflect on, and experience things of worth. The “things of worth” we explore in our worship are very much things of this world and this life – the beauty and power of nature, the call for justice, our fears, our responsibilities, our questions, and our discoveries. In this section you will find information about the variety of ways we gather to “acknowledge things of worth.” Hopefully one or more will speak to your deepest longings.
Each Sunday morning our services in the main sanctuary begin with these words:
Whoever you are; whomever your love;
However you express your identity;
Whatever your situation in life;
Whatever your experience of the holy;
Your presence here is a gift.
Whether you are filled with sadness;
Overflowing with joy;
Needing to be alone with yourself;
Or eager to engage with others;
You have a place here.
All are welcome here.
It is our hope that each of us will find this to be our experience.
Soul Matters – Our Monthly Themes
We make use of the same monthly themes that over 130 other Unitarian Universalist congregations are also using. These themes come from a program known as Soul Matters, and there are materials available to help individuals, families, and other groups to engage more deeply with each month’s theme. Throughout the year we are exploring the question, “What does it mean to be a person of …”, and each month’s specific themes completions of that question.
Email Rev. Wik to request a monthly packet of Soul Matters study materials. He will also facilitate a Soul Matters discussion group once a month during the 11:15 Sunday service. Keep an eye on the calendar and weekly newsletter for exact dates.
Interested in volunteering during our Sunday Services?
Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more about ushering, greeting visitors, providing altar decorations, or serving coffee and snacks in the social hall after services.