What to Expect in Worship
We gather in worship 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.
Elements of a typical Sunday morning worship service include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational story
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
- A congregational unison prayer and meditation
- Readings—ancient or contemporary
- A sermon given by our minister, Rev. Jeff Briere, three Sundays a month. One Sunday per month a guest speaker or a member of the congregation will speak.
- An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation or for justice work in the community.
From time to time, worships incorporate holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, new member ceremonies or child dedications. We offer childcare for children Kindergarten and younger during the service. Children 1st grade and older stay in the service with their parents or guardians. There are activity bags by the welcome table for kids who are staying in the service.
Plan to stay after the service for our fellowship time. There will be coffee and snacks and on the 2nd Sunday of each month we have a potluck lunch after the service.