What to Expect at a Sunday Service
We gather together on Sunday morning to find meaning and live more deeply. Worship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion.
Here’s what happens on Sunday mornings:
- Our services begin at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
- Children are welcome to begin the service with us and then may leave to attend classes after “A Time for All Ages.”
- A nursery is available for the youngest children (birth to 3).
- Our children’s religious education program welcomes new and visiting children and youth into their activities and lessons.
A Sunday service usually includes:
- A quiet meditative time, including musical selections
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational segment, such as “A Time for All Ages”
- Music, both instrumental and vocal, and in a variety of styles
- A time for lifting up the joys and sorrows of the congregation
- A meditation or prayer
- Readings—ancient or contemporary
- A sermon given by our professional minister, a member of the congregation, or a guest speaker
- An offering, collecting financial donations for our congregation or for justice work in the community
- A social coffee hour after service where you can mingle and we can welcome you to our loving community.
Other activities that occasionally might happen during Sunday service:
- Holiday celebrations, such as Christmas Eve, Hanukkah, Solstice, or Easter
- Multigenerational plays and pageants
- Longer musical performances (Music Sunday)
- Child dedications
- Coming-of-age ceremonies.
We encourage you to join us for several Sunday services to get a better idea of what we believe and how we worship.