Worship

Our church holds the worship service every Sunday in our sanctuary at 10:00 am.  The sermons reflect our congregation’s values of transformation, transcendence, community, compassion, and courage, as well as Unitarian Universalist values of justice, equality, the inherent dignity of everyone, a search for truth, and a respect for the interdependent web of life.

Services last approximately one hour and and fifteen minutes, and include singing, readings from secular or sacred sources, instrumental music, joys and concerns from members of the congregation, a period of silent meditation, and a sermon, complete with congregational response and questions.  The Order of Service is available upon entry to our sanctuary and includes the sermon topic, the hymns we will sing, and any music that will be performed during the service.  Following each worship service is a social time where we gather to greet our visitors and fellowship with one another.

Children are welcome at our services.  We normally have a Story for all Ages (a short story or homily specifically for children early in the service) after which they are excused to go to their religious exploration classes.  Infant and toddler care is provided during the service by paid, trained staff.  Children may remain with their family for the whole service, if so desired, and a “quiet room” is available where parents can still hear the service.

The dress at Sunday services is as diverse as our congregation.  The usual and standard dress for worship is casual.  Although there are some congregants who come dressed in their “Sunday Best,” most are dressed informally.