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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 homepage 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 weekly e-newsletter, linked at top of our homepage for details.