What to Expect in Worship
The UUCC is currently holding a live service via Zoom at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays and we welcome you to join with us. You can access the service, including video and audio, with a computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can also dial in and experience the audio only.
A typical service at the UUCC includes hymns, readings, choir, communal sharing of joys and concerns, and a sermon. Members and friends are encouraged to gather early and to stay after the service to renew connections.
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 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, our services incorporate celebrations, multi-generational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, and coming-of-age ceremonies.
For information on accessing our live service or assistance in the Zoom technology, please contact Phil Turner firstname.lastname@example.org