Visiting Us – Sunday Experience
- Joining us for worship? Learn about what to expect in our thought-provoking and soulful worship services.
- Wanting to find community? Check out our events listing and connections pages to find ways to connect.
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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 is dynamic. We are fortunate to have a very accomplished UU Minister, Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson, leading the Congregation- and we also invite many guest speakers to our Sunday pulpit. Check out our Congregational calendar to get a sense of who will be speaking each Sunday and what the topic will be.
Elements of a typical Unitarian Universalist Sunday morning worship service include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multi-generational segment, such as a “story 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 or prayer
- Readings—ancient or contemporary
- A sermon given by a professional minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
- An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation or for justice work in the community.
From time to time, worships incorporate holiday celebrations, multi-generational plays, longer musical performances or other celebrations.