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Come lift up your voice.
Our services are inclusive of all ages.
And yes, there will be music!
Come hear messages that provoke thought, give hope, and encourage compassion and inclusiveness.
And remember to join us for coffee hour so that we can get to know you!

What to Expect

What style of service is it?

Our Sunday Morning Service is a time for letting your guard down, for comfort, for challenge, for compassion, for gratitude.  Worship is a time to re-center around that which is of ultimate worth, whether that is to commune with the divine, to be reminded of one's sacred values, or to refocus on the human power to make good choices.

Oh, by the way, the word "worship" emphasizes the importance of your own articulation of the sacred . It's meaning derives from the old English terms, woerth + scipe, meaning "to consider things worthy."  Yes, the word "Worship" encompasses a full range of philosophies and theologies. A typical service includes thoughtful readings, musical performances, singing together and a sermon by our minister. Our services are respectful of our Christian and Jewish heritage, but also cherish the inclusion of eastern, earth-centered and humanist traditions.  Every Sunday after church, we pick-up the kids at the nursery or at their classrooms and gather for coffee and snacks with good friends in Hobart Social Hall. Childcare is provided until 1pm on Sundays.  Won't you join us?

What kinds of things should I expect to hear from the pulpit?

Our minister and others in our pulpit celebrate our diversity of theology, as well as our common values and principles. You won't hear talk about creeds or doctrines. Instead you'll hear messages that provoke thought, give hope, and encourage compassion and inclusiveness. You'll hear that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves.

What should I wear?

Dress however you're most comfortable.

Where do I go when I arrive?

Park in either our west or east parking lots and proceed to the William Miller Sanctuary; follow the signs.  Enter one of three entrances. Look for our Greeters in the Narthex (lobby). They'll welcome you, give you materials, provide a visitor nametag (if you want to wear one) and usher you into the Sanctuary.  You may sit wherever you would feel comfortable to enjoy the Service.  Plan to get there about 10 minutes early.

What is available for my kids?

Children from pre-kindergarten - 12th grade attend the first part of the morning worship service, every Sunday at 10:30. They are sung out to their classes with their teachers with the song "Go Now in Peace" (Sleeth). At the end of service parents/guardians are asked to pick up their children from their classrooms. The Sunday morning RE program offers classes designed to help children develop spiritual values, ethical sensitivity and an understanding of our Judeo-Christian heritage as well as other world religions. Children sit with their parents for the first 15 minutes of the service two Sundays a month, and leave to go to their religious education (RE) classes after hearing a children's story. Occasionally, classes participate in a Children's Chapel Service.

Are there opportunities for religious discussion among adults?

The Sunday Morning Humanist Forum meets every Sunday morning before worship service at 9:15 a.m. in Hobart Hall to explore a wide variety of topics. Also check out our groups and activities.

Testimonials From Members - Why I Became A Unitarian Universalist

Max, parrot pet of Harvey and Ann Heckes
“It is great that Unitarian Universalists respect the interdependent web of all existence of which I am a part! I hope I can attend more Blessing of the Animals services in the future.”

Testimonials From Members - Why I Became A Unitarian Universalist

Gina Gottman
"I needed to find a new tribe when we moved here; a church is a family."