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 a combination of traditional and contemporary.

Elements of our typical Unitarian Universalist Sunday morning worship service include:

  • Words of welcome and brief announcements
  • Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
  • A multigenerational segment, such as a “story for all ages”
  • A personal reflection by a member of the Worship Associates team
  • Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
  • A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation, and for dropping pebbles into water to symbolize our personal joys and concerns
  • A meditation or prayer
  • An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation and for justice work in the community
  • Readings—ancient or contemporary
  • A sermon given by one of our co-ministers, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation

From time to time, worships incorporate holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies.

We currently  have one worship service on Sunday mornings, at 10:30 a.m. in person and on zoom.  We offer closed captioning in English and Spanish, and the choir often sings.  Our Children’s Religious Exploration program is offered during the 10:30 am service, with the children beginning in the sanctuary and then leaving for their classes after the Story for All Ages.  Nursery care for the very young is offered during the entire service.

Our Co-Ministers Rev. Axel and Rev. Elaine take turns leading worship, and one Sunday a month is led by a Worship Associate or Guest Speaker.