Visiting Us on Sunday
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.
All Are Welcome!
Everyone–visitors, newcomers, seekers, and “church shoppers”–is welcome to join us for worship.
Everyone is welcome and everyone means everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, or religious belief.
- Children of all ages are welcome at our Sunday worship service.
- On most Sundays (except during the summer), older children participate in the first 15 minutes of the Sunday worship service before leaving to attend their religious education classes.
- Parents and younger children are welcome (but not required) to hear and see the worship service from our “wiggle room.”
- We also offer nursery care and preschool classes during Sunday worship services throughout the year for children aged four or younger.
Come as you are!
You don’t need to dress up in your “Sunday best.” Some folks wear shorts and T-shirts. A few wear coats or ties. Most of us dress casually. Wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing.
When We Worship
We gather for worship every Sunday morning at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Sanctuary.
Our Sunday worship service usually lasts about 65 minutes, followed by “coffee hour” in Founders Hall and, on some Sundays, an “AfterWords” conversation about the service and sermon in the chapel area of the Sanctuary.
How We Worship
Although the structure, content, and feel of our Sunday worship services change from week to week, most of our Sunday services include:
- words that call us into our time for worship;
- lighting our chalice as the symbol of our liberal religious faith and heritage;
- singing and music;
- readings from many different sources of inspiration and wisdom, both modern and ancient and secular as well as religious;
- a story for children and people of all ages;
- a time for welcoming guests and greeting each other;
- a time for silence, reflection, meditation, and prayer;
- a message or sermon by one of the Fellowship’s ministers, a guest minister or speaker, or a lay worship leader;
- an opportunity to practice generosity through an offering for the support of the Fellowship’s mission, ministries, and values or the work of other organizations for social justice; and
- words of benediction to send us out into the world to put our faith into action.
From time to time, worship services include holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays, stories, and music, special musical performances, and more.