What to Expect
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. Our congregation’s worship is dynamic and creative.
Elements of a typical service at UUCC include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A unison Affirmation of our Covenant
- A “story for all ages”
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A time for lifting up 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 for the congregation or for justice work in the community.
Our Music Committee is a creative and diverse group of people who play a variety of instruments, sing in a variety of styles, and bring a variety of songs that you won’t find in our hymnal.
From time to time, worships incorporate holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies. We offer childcare and learning programs for children and youth during the Sunday service.