What is a Typical Service Like?
Prelude - A reflective piece of music sets the mood for a worshipful service.
Chalice Song - The flaming chalice is the most widely used Unitarian Universalist symbol. Its lighting is a signal to convene the service, a calling together and focusing of attention, invoking our readiness to worship.
Opening Hymn - Singing is a joyous form of self-expression. Blending our voices together reminds us that we are not alone. We sing to awaken our spiritual life and energy.
Joys and Sorrows - Members share those things that have most deeply touched them in the past week.
Silent Meditation - We often share a minute of reflective silence.
Sermon - The sermon is the centerpiece of the service, helping us as we seek the "still point of the turning world." Our ministers, Rev. Sharon Dittmar and Rev. Frank Carpenter, regularly offer us stirring, challenging, and thought-provoking sermons. Outside speakers and congregation members sometimes fill this role. You can check the sermon topic and speaker each week on our home page.
Hymn - We join together in a closing hymn.
Closing Words - These send us off with a reminder to live our mission.