About Our Services

Our services are held on Sundays at 10 am, followed by coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall. Children attend the introduction of the service with adults before being escorted to Religious Education class.

What’s it like to attend a UUSG worship service?

We’ll make you feel welcome at UUSG. Unitarian Universalism focuses on a set of principles and purposes, and most visitors to a UU church can connect with part or all of them. Dress casually for a service that lasts approximately an hour in our beautiful Sanctuary*, and is followed by coffee and conversation in the Fellowship Hall downstairs. The service provides a variety of readings and music, meditations and prayer. Service topics vary according to a central theme that is woven as well through the readings and musical selections. Following the service, join us for coffee, tea, or juice and snacks. Get to know other members and visitors at the church in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Elements of a typical Unitarian Universalist Sunday morning worship service include:

  • Words of welcome
  • Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
  • A multi-generational segment, such as a “story for all ages” or a conversation with the children.
  • Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
  • A time for sharing the joys and concerns of the congregation
  • A meditation or prayer
  • Readings—ancient or contemporary
  • A sermon given by a professional minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
  • An offering, collecting financial donations to support the congregation.
  • We offer Religious Education for children during the Sunday service.

Children are present for the first few elements of the Sunday service. After the multi-generational segment, they are ushered to the Fellowship Hall for Religious Education class, which lasts until the final hymn of the service.

Our children learn together about the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism and explore the beliefs of different religions and cultures. Using the UU Seven Principles as guidelines, we work to create meaningful lessons and projects to help each child develop their spiritual values. Lessons and conversations in the classroom focus on what other religions and great thinkers believe as well as what the individual child believes.

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