We gather together in spiritual community because we need constant reminders of what matters most in life. In a world of heartbreak and dehumanization, our congregations and communities call us to our better selves. We learn to live with more wisdom, more connection, and more compassion.
Our Worship Services are weekly reflections that weave together our own thoughts and experiences through music, poetry, and words that both comfort and challenge. Our programs for all ages inspire us and awaken us to our capacities to make a difference in our own lives and in the world.
We are inspired not just by religious sources, but by the people with whom we journey: the diverse and spirited Unitarian Universalists.
In addition to our Sunday services, alternative worship services are offered by our ministerial staff throughout the year.
Each Wednesday we offer dinner followed by a unique worship experience in the chapel, with the entire evening known as Gathered Here. Dinner is available from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. for $5 per person, with food for omnivores and vegetarians. Folks are also welcome to bring their own dinners if they wish. After a shared meal, there will be 6:30 p.m. chapel service that will re-energize, relax, and refresh us as we take a mid-week opportunity to deepen to our true selves and connect with one another.
First Wednesdays: We Are Family
Would you like to worship with your whole family in an interactive, half-hour service? Join us for story, song and an interactive ritual exploring the theme of the month. Our first We Are Family worship, on October 5, will include a bandaid blessing to honor the healing that takes place when we are together. Younger children are especially invited to attend and bring your families.
Second Wednesdays: Evensong
Evensong services are opportunities to employ singing and silence as a Unitarian Universalist spiritual practice. We reconnect with our breath, listen to ourselves and one another with compassion, and become more aware of our connectedness with all things. If you’re having a tough week or are in difficult circumstances, Evensong is a way to let go. If you are feeling in good harmony, this hour of intention will magnify your well-being. Gather with other spiritual seekers and be prepared to exhale and energize.
Third Wednesdays: Uplift
Uplift is a music-driven, energetic service that combines inspiring songs with a powerful message. This is a service designed to encourage and motivate, with a worship band providing the musical soundtrack and one of our ministers offering words to engage hearts and spirits.
Fourth Wednesdays: Resting in Words
Looking for a way to open up a deeper space within? Each month we’ll select a short text related to our theme, read it aloud, and settling into the words, finding what is calling us this day. We’ll provide the text, something to write on and something to write with. You come ready for some extended silence, and optional sharing at the end.
Fifth Wednesdays: Playful Spirits
Have fun with spirituality! Come engage in spiritual practices that can help you to connect to yourself, others, the mystery beyond. We’ll take risks by trying out new practices and we’ll do beloved practices in community. Come try zen doodling, laughter yoga, mindful eating, and more! This is a great fit for people 5th grade and up!
Golden Circle Worship
Golden Circle Worship is developed with our church elders in mind. These worship services are scheduled to precede our quarterly Golden Circle Luncheons.
Holiday Healing services are offered in December at both the Evergreen and Golden campuses.