We are so glad you are considering visiting our church! We hope you find the following information helpful.
What to expect at Sunday service
Our services lift up and celebrate a diverse range of theological belief. Texts used in worship include not only the bible but also the texts of the worlds religions, poetry that touches upon deep truths, and even the teachings of the earth itself.
The format of the service is often that of a typical Protestant service and includes:
- Call to Worship
- Choral Introit and Anthem
- Children’s Focus
- Time of Joy and Concern (when the community shares the joys and sorrows of their week)
- Prayer and Meditation
- Offertory (with special music)
We do occasionally stray from this format and venture into more creative territory: we have had music services, services that incorporate dance, earth centered ritual, services focused on making prayer flags, and more. Music is a critical part of our worship, and we are so lucky to have talented musicians and an exuberant choir. Our minister leads worship every Sunday but one per month. The remaining Sundays, worship is led by our gifted lay Worship Associates. Attire ranges from suits and ties to blue jeans and tee-shirts. We will joyfully welcome you as you are!
We hold children’s religious exploration classes during Sunday worship services, and we’d love to have your children participate. If, however, they are not yet ready to be separated from you, you are welcome to keep them with you in the sanctuary for the entire service. We love kids and are always glad to have them with us! We do have a small room at the back of the sanctuary with toys where you may bring your children if they are feeling restless, but we do ask that you stay with them in the room (you can hear the service there).
Rooted in the Sacred
And strengthened by our diversity
We equip ourselves to minister through the transformative power of Love.
As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, we covenant to affirm and promote seven principles:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
We are a designated “Welcoming Congregation” and joyfully welcome members of the LGBTQ community, honoring the diversity of humanity as a strength to be celebrated.