The Sunday program has many elements in common with Judeo-Christian worship services, including singing (hymns from our hymnal as well songs in a variety of styles), readings, stories, prayers and meditations, and a preached sermon. Although each individual service is unique, services within each month are usually connected through a major theme such as Community, Transformation, Hope, or Love.
If you are visiting us for the first time, stay with us after the Sunday Program for a WELCOME! session for guests and visitors. This is a 15 minute presentation that includes an introduction to the Fellowship and to Unitarian Universalism. Announcements are made in the service about where it is held in the building.
Services begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday with the chiming of bells and a musical prelude. We then light a Chalice, the symbol of our Unitarian Universalist faith.
There is a story time for all ages each Sunday. The story (or skit, or video, or activity) may be drawn a variety of sources including scripture of the world’s religions, children’s books, folk tales and myths from around the world.
Each week we sing (and sign) Spirit of Life, a short hymn that encompasses our Unitarian Universalist values.
The sermon is usually preceded by related readings and helps us think about big ideas, reflect on how to live in accordance with our values, and encourage us on the human journey for truth and meaning.
We socialize afterwards in the foyer at coffee hour. Once a month after the service, we share a potluck soup or sandwich lunch, which has become known as Souper Sunday! All attending service are welcome to sit down and connect with others.
Children from infancy to three years are cared for in our RE wing down the long hall on the left from the main entrance. During most services, a religious education program for children – grades pre-K through high school, is held.
Sunday Morning Schedule at the Fellowship:
09:45 – 10:45am: All visitors are welcome to attend one of our discussion groups.
10:45 – 11:00am: Coffee and fellowship in the foyer
11:00 – 12:00 pm: Sunday Program in the Sanctuary
After service join us for coffee and fellowship in the foyer
Children’s Sunday Morning:
09:45 – 10:45am: Guided children’s activities
10:45 – 11:00am: Religious Education chalice lighting and sharing
11:00 – 11:30pm: Join the Fellowship in the sanctuary
11:30 – 12:00pm: Religious Education lesson