Sunday Worship Services
Sunday morning worship services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. throughout most of the year, and services last for about an hour. Summer services are at 10 a.m. (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend).
If you’ll be joining us for the first time, our greeters are happy to answer questions and provide directions. Visitors are warmly welcomed! If you are visiting with children, stop by our Visiting Families Welcome Station in the atrium for information about childcare and Religious Education classes.
We come together in worship on Sundays for spiritual deepening, growth, and renewal in community. Our worship team—ministers, worship associates, guest preachers, our choir, orchestra and pianist, guest artists and musicians—work together each week to create meaningful Sunday morning experiences—healing, comforting and challenging us all in the process.
Winter 2017–2018 Worship Calendar
For specific information about upcoming Sundays, view our Winter 2017–2018 Worship Calendar.
What to Expect in Worship
If you’re new to Unitarian Universalism, you may recognize familiar elements from other church services that you have attended.
A typical service includes:
- A sermon by one of our ministers
- Beautiful music from our choir and musicians from our church and local community
- Lighting the flaming chalice, the symbol of our Unitarian Universalist tradition
- Readings from various sources, including the world’s great religious traditions, poetry, and literature
- A time of prayer and/or meditation
- Joining together in song through our hymns
More in-depth information is available on our What to Expect on a Sunday Morning page.
Children and Youth in Worship
On most Sundays, we offer Religious Education classes for children and youth during service. However, there are a number of special services throughout the year when children and youth attend part or all of Sunday services with their families.
On Sharing Sundays, children in Pre-K through 5th grade attend the first part of the service. Sharing Sundays happen on the first Sunday of each month.
At multigenerational worship services, Pre-K and up attend the entire service.
On youth-friendly worship days, youth in 6th through 12th grades attend the entire service.
To to find information about this coming Sunday’s sermon as well as an archive of past sermons, click here.
Learn about our ministers here.
To listen to podcasts of past Sunday sermons, click here.
Music and art are an important part of worship at First Universalist. To learn more, click here.