What’s a Sunday Service Like?

//What’s a Sunday Service Like?
What’s a Sunday Service Like?2017-10-19T09:22:57+00:00

Sunday Services follow a certain format, although from time to time we do try something different, like services in the round or a forum format. Here is the standard format for our Sunday Service.

Welcome & Brief Announcements

Musical Prelude
Lighting the Chalice (The symbol of Unitarian Universalism)
Everyone please read together,
We light this chalice to affirm that light is ever present to guide us, truth is ever present to illuminate our minds, and that love is ever present to warm our hearts. As we light our chalice, we affirm our commitment to a goal of world community, with peace, love and liberty for all.

Opening Words

Hymn

Story for All Ages
If they are comfortable with it, Children gather in front on a quilt to hear the story.

Song as Children Leave for Religious Education Class
“Go Now in Peace”
Go now in peace, go now in peace,
May the spirit of love surround you
Everywhere, everywhere, you may go (repeat)

Sharing of Joys & Sorrows
Members stand and share something that gave them joy during the week or something that they are concerned with.

Silent Meditation

Hymn

Offertory & Musical Interlude

Sermon

Hymn

Extinguishing the Chalice
Everyone please read together,
We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment.
These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Closing Words

Closing Song
“Simple Faith,” by David Tamulevich