What to Expect in Worship
Elements of a Sunday morning worship service at UUFEC usually include:
Words of welcome
Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
A “story for all ages,” or some other multigenerational segment
A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
Readings—ancient or contemporary
A sermon (or “message”) given by a professional minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
An offering, collecting financial donations. Each week, we share our collection with a community organization.
From time to time, our services incorporate holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays, longer musical performances, and congregational engagement child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies.
We offer childcare and a Religious Exploration (“RE”) program for our children during the Sunday service. After the service folks are invited to join together in for fellowship around the snack table at the rear of the Sanctuary Learn more the RE program and our “second hour” adult religious exploration groups here.