Worship plans for each month appear here. On our Home Page you will find details about the worship service for the coming Sunday.
April 2023 Sunday Worship Schedule
Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. – both in-person and online. If you have trouble accessing the technology to join us online, please send an email to our Tech Team.
Sunday, April 2 – “Risking Theological Openness” – George Grimm-Howell, Intern Minister
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Christian holy week, a time to contemplate cycles of destruction and renewal, death and resurrection. Unitarian Universalists have seen the temple of our faith deconstructed and rebuilt time and again as we risk theological openness and trust in our shared future.
Sunday, April 9 – “Risking Life” – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon
Join us this Easter Sunday for a Unitarian Universalist take on the symbolism of resurrection – in the face of loss, heartbreak, and death itself, where do we find the courage to risk life? In the face of empire and oppression, where do we find the courage to risk love? Perhaps the story of an ancient teacher can give us some ideas….
Sunday, April 16 – “Risking Trust” – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon
We live in a time of unprecedented precarity – it can sometimes feel that there is no solid ground beneath us. And yet, we cannot live full human lives without trust in something. How do we risk trust in an age of precarity? Join us.
Sunday, April 23 – “Our Earth Teachers” – Earth Day Sunday – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon and DRE Jamila Batchelder
Join us for an all ages Earth Day Service turning to the many teachers all around us on the earth. We’ll learn the lessons of plants, stone, animals, waters and more, and identify which earth teachers might speak most clearly to each of us.
Sunday, April 30 – Special Guest Preacher – Rev. Lucinda Isaacs
Rev. Isaacs is a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister from Ohio now preaching in guest pulpits across the country. As a trans Christian, she offers witness of an inclusive and loving God.
The Zoom address for our 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship is:
You can also join by phone: 312-626 6799
Webinar ID: 380 411 489
Services are also streamed live to Facebook.
The Zoom address for our coffee hour is:
You can also join by phone: 312-626 6799 – Webinar ID: 652 315 354
Description of Worship Services
We offer a worship service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.. The current month’s schedule appears above. Services last about one hour.
Children are present for about the first 15 minutes, which includes a stones of joy and sorrow ritual. The children then leave for their religious education classes. Nursery care and our full religious education program for preschool through junior high school are offered at this time.
Although each of our services is unique, services usually begin with a welcome from a member of our Board of Trustees and occasional special announcements.
Interspersed with a variety of music and hymn singing, the typical service also includes the lighting of the chalice, one or more inspirational readings, a sermon or homily, an offertory, an opportunity to express joys and sorrows, and a closing benediction.
After the service we gather for fellowship, conversation and coffee.
Members of a group called the Worship Associates assist in planning worship services and also participate in conducting services.
Lay-Led Worship Services
Our lay-led services honor our commitment to lay involvement in church leadership and our church’s history. We began in 1951 as a lay-led fellowship, and thus all services were lay led until we called our first minister in 1980.
From September through May, we have occasional lay-led services, and many of the services are lay led during the summer. The Worship Associates organize the lay-led services. These services are often non-traditional and unique and allow individuals to speak to a topic of interest or lead the congregation in exploring a variety of activities related to the many facets of worship and spirituality.