What to Expect in Sunday Services
At the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, we gather in worship to celebrate, to find meaning, to learn, to mourn, and to remind ourselves that we are not alone. Worship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion.
Unitarian Universalism has its roots in Protestantism. Though our people come from many faith backgrounds, including none, our worship services reflect that history.
Elements of our Sunday morning worship services may include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational segment, such as a “story for all ages”
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A meditation or prayer
- Readings—ancient or contemporary
- A sermon given by one of our ministers or guest speakers
- An offering, collecting financial donations for justice work..
From time to time, worships incorporate holiday celebrations, multi-generational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies.
Children are welcome in our Sunday services, and, most Sundays we offer separate programs for children and youth during the Sunday service.
For more details about Sunday morning programming for children Click Here.