Worship remains the core of our time together. We hold one service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM. Our worship service is often fairly traditional. There are rituals, hymns and music. In addition to piano and harpsichord music provided by our Acting Music Coordinator, Michael Stein and our Music Director Emeritus, Dan Lindblom, we expand those offerings with guest performances by a variety of musicians from different styles of music including jazz, folk and popular rock. A member of the congregation participates as a Worship Associate and takes a significant role in conducting the service along with the minister. During most services, children will be in the service for the first part of the service and then go off to their Religious Education Classes.
We will sometimes have non-traditional services that may focus more on guest speaker presentations; musical performances or observance of holidays from our tradition or other traditions. During some services, we will include some of our traditional UU rituals, such as baby-naming or teenager coming-of-age rituals.
In addition to honoring the standard cultural and religious holidays (like Christmas and Easter) and Unitarian Universalist celebrations (Water and Flower Communions) in our services, we also include a diverse selection of other important days, including a Day of the Dead/All Souls remembrance in November; recognition of Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance) and Vesak (Buddha-day) in the spring.