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.
Unitarian Universalist worship styles vary by congregation, and even within congregations. Some congregations’ worship is contemporary and high tech. Some congregations’ worship is traditional and formal. Some features exuberant music, some includes long periods of silent reflection. Our congregation’s worship values diversity and the richness various speakers and topics bring to our community.
Elements of a typical Unitarian Universalist Sunday morning worship service include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A time for gratitude for all offerings of time, talent, and treasure
- Readings, meditations, or prayers—ancient or contemporary
- A sermon given by a guest speaker, professional minister, or a member of the congregation
- A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
- Reciting our covenant together
From time to time, worships incorporate holiday celebrations, longer musical performances and special presentations.
Children are welcome in the service where we have a selection of toys and books they can enjoy. We do not offer childcare at this time.