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. Our congregation’s worship service incorporates elements of traditional church services and hymns, and a typical morning worship service with us includes:
- A mini-concert featuring a performance featuring a musical performance from a local or regional musician, often featuring classical or folk music
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- Worship for All Ages, our multigenerational message
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
- Sharing our Abundance: An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation or for monthly special collection
- A meditation or prayer
- A sermon given by our minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
From time to time, worships incorporate holiday celebrations and longer musical performances from our choir.