What to Expect in Worship
We gather weekly to find meaning and support from our community to live more deeply. Our Sunday service creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion.
Our service is structured, but informal. We follow a consistent order of service, led by one of our members, with a talk by our minister (twice a month), by a guest speaker, or by one or more members.
Typically, our Sunday morning service includes:
- – Words of welcome
- – Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- – A spiritual reading, 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 time of quiet music for meditation or prayer
- – Congregational Readings
- – A talk given by a professional minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
- – An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation and the community.
From time to time, we incorporate celebrations honoring holidays from various spiritual traditions, plays, longer musical performances, child dedications, and new-member ceremonies. We look forward to offering childcare and learning programs for children and youth during the Sunday service.