What to Expect in Worship
Please join us on Sunday mornings for services at 11 a.m. A typical service at the UUCC would include hymns, readings, choir, children’s stories, communal sharing of joys and concerns, and a sermon. During most services, our children will start in the sanctuary and leave together for their Religious Education classes. Occasionally, children stay in the sanctuary during one of our multi-generational services. Child care is available for all infants and toddlers.
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. Elements of a typical service include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational 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, our services incorporate celebrations, multigenerational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, and coming-of-age ceremonies.