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What to Expect on a Sunday Morning

We are a welcoming community that is open to many different paths toward the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We are also a non-creedal, non-doctrinal congregation, which means that there are no required creeds or beliefs to attend or join. We often say “come as you are.” Dress is casual and informal.

Please visit our online calendar for the most updated times and precise dates.

Typical Order of Service

  • Welcome (“Hearing Enhancement Aids” and large print Orders of Service are available from the ushers)
  • Introit - an opening song
  • Chalice Lighting - a flaming chalice is the official symbol of the Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Opening Hymn
  • Story for All Ages - after the story, our young people go to Religious Education
  • Sharing of Joys and Sorrows - Anyone who feels led to do so, may come forward, say your name, and share something personal that is heavy or light on your heart. You may also light a candle to mark your release of this joy or concern into the support of the gathered community
  • Hymn
  • Meditation - we typically hear a short reading, followed by approximately one minute of reflective silence, then a musical meditation
  • Sermon - approximately 20 minutes
  • Hymn
  • The Sharing and Receiving of Gifts - we collect an offering, but you are under no obligation to contribute
  • Chalice Extinguishing
  • Benediction - closing words

Coffee and Conversation

If you plan to attend one of our Sunday morning services, we encourage you to stay afterward for "Coffee and Conversation" in the atrium, which is immediately behind the sanctuary. We look forward to hopefully meeting you in person soon! If you have question in the meantime, we encourage you to contact our minister Rev. Carl at .

Other Sunday Opportunities

There is usually additional programming both before and after the Sunday service. Please see our online Calendar for details.

Fall/Winter/Spring Schedule


From the Sunday after Labor Day Weekend to the Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend), our Sunday morning schedule is the following:
  • 9:30am Early Service
(Nursery care for ages 3 & younger, available all morning starting at 9:00 a.m.)
Children in Pre-K through 3rd grade start in sanctuary, then go to Art & Exploration after Story for All Ages
  • 10:30am Religious Education for All Ages
    • Pre-K to 1st Grade (Room 120)
    • 2nd & 3rd Grade (Room 123)
    • 4th & 5th Grade (Room 124)
    • Middle School (Room 115)
    • High School (Room 125)
    • Friendly Forum for Adults (Room 113)
    • Rotating Spirituality Services (Chapel): 1st Sundays: UU Christians; 2nd/4th Sundays: UU Buddhists; 3rd Sundays: Earth-centered Spirituality
  • 11:30am Late Service
(Nursery care for ages 3 & younger, available all morning starting at 9:00 a.m.)
Children in Pre-K through 3rd grade start in sanctuary, then go to Art & Exploration after Story for All Ages

The Atheist/Humanist/Agnostic Group meets twice a month after the Late Service on 1st and 3rd Sundays.

Multigenerational Worship and "Arts & Exploration"

At both the early and late service, children ages 4th grade and older will remain in the sanctuary for the full service.

Children ages 3rd-grade and younger, may also stay in worship, or have the option of leaving after the "Story for All Ages" to attend “Art & Exploration,” which is a different curriculum than Religious Education and rotates between topics such as arts, crafts, music, drumming, nature adventures, kids’ yoga, LEGO building challenges, social justice activities, and more! We also offer a soundproof "Rocking Room" at the back of the sanctuary. Religious Education for all ages is during the 10:30 a.m. "Middle Hour" between the two services.

Summer Schedule

Generally, from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, we move to one combined Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.
(Children in Pre-K through 3rd grade start in sanctuary, then sung out to Art & Exploration after "Story for All Ages")