Please dress comfortably. Children are welcome to worship with the gathered community or to participate in SpiritJam. Nursery care is available. Our services are looped for the hearing impaired. Feel free to sit, stand, or move around during worship.

 

“It is good to be together.”

Find your way to the Welcome table to get a nametag and an order of service.

9:55– Musical Prelude

10:00 – 11:00  Worship Service in the Sanctuary

10:00 – 11:15 – SpiritJam: Faith Formation for All Ages ( Nursery care is available)

11:00 – 1:00 – Social Hour with coffee and refreshments

11:15 – 12:15 – Faith Forward for Newcomers Classes

11:30-1:00 Classes/Committee Meetings/Middle and Senior Youth Groups

Worship services have an arc: we gather, we call one another into community, we sing, we find a way into silence, we listen to stories, we are challenged, inspired, and nurtured through music and words, we are sent forth reminded of who we are. We move into the world empowered and transformed by love to serve.

This is a sample order of service:

Musical Prelude

Welcome / Invitation to Community

Chalice Lighting – The chalice is the symbol of Unitarian Universalism

Introit (Choir)A sung invitation to Worship

Gathering Breath – The way we allow ourselves to be present

Call to Worship – An invitation to enter into worship

InvocationSung by the congregation

The StoryFor all Ages

SpiritJam RecessionalChildren and Adults who wish, exit to SpiritJam Activities for Faith Formation

Meditation / PrayerA time to center

Musical Reflection / Hymn Singing our way out of meditation or prayer

Reading(s)Words that set the stage for the sermon

SermonLiterally “a stringing together of words” – approximately 18-20 minutes long

Musical Response A way to allow the sermon to sink in

Offering – The gift of the labor of our lives in support of the work of the church

Offertory/Anthem – Sung appreciation for the gifts that have been offered

Words of GratitudeWords of gratitude for the gifts that have been given

Closing HymnPreparation to go forth

Chalice Extinguishing / Benediction The sending forth

PostludeMusical Summary

 
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