Services

From September 14, 2014 through May 10, 2015, Sunday services are at 9:15 am and 11:00 am.  Starting on Sunday, May 17 and during the summer, there is one service at 10:00 am.

Childcare is available during services.

Services last for about one hour; dress is casual and children are welcome.

We strive to make our facility welcoming and our services supportive. We actively work to remove barriers to participation:

  • Reserved parking for people with disabilities is in front of the church
  • Our building is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair lift
  • We offer large-print hymnals and hearing aids
  • Child care is provided for children up to age 3 in the nursery at both services
  • Coffee hours often include offerings for people with special dietary needs
  • You will be greeted at the door with a smile and treated with warmth and dignity, whether this is your first visit or if you have been with us for many years

Religious education classes are offered during the 9:15 am and 11:00 am services from September through early June. A summer program is offered for children ages 3–10 from mid-June – September. If you are the caregiver of a child with disabilities, please do not hesitate to let us know how we can help your child participate in activities.

All services are followed by a coffee hour so we can meet more informally. If you visit us, please join us for fellowship after the service so we may welcome you properly and get to know you. We have several programs to help newcomers and prospective members learn more about Unitarian Universalism and UUCWC.

May’s theme: A People of Tradition
W. Somerset Maugham wrote, “Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.” And not just a guide, but a connection to the wisdom and wonder of the past. A new UU voice is emerging that says: Yes, “Don’t be bound [by tradition].” Yes, “Choose carefully.” But maybe most important of all: “Hold on and make room!” This is the voice we are invited to listen to this month.

May 3: “New Member Sunday”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
On this New Member Sunday, join all of those who will be changed by their commitment to this community — and celebrate how they will change us! In this spirit we will explore how even the most tried and true tradition evolves as we do.

May 10: “The Peril of Pedestals, a Mother’s Day Service”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
On this Mother’s Day, while we lift up the challenges of motherhood, let us come to honor and offer thanksgiving for all maternal figures in our lives.

On May 17, our Sunday service schedule shifts to one service only, at 10:00 am.

May 17: “Coming of Age
Robin Pugh, Director, Lifespan Religious Education
As a rite of passage, our Coming of Age service represents our youth’s transition from childhood to adulthood. After a year of personal and spiritual exploration, discernment and growth, our eighth, ninth and tenth graders share their religious understandings and commitments with the congregation. Come to this moving service to hear and celebrate our youth.

UUCWC’s Annual Meeting to follow directly after the service.

May 24: “Music Sunday”
Caryl Tipton, Director, Music Ministry
Our thoughts take an “inward turn” on a weekend set aside to honor the men and women who have died in the service of this country. Through music, silence and readings, we’ll remember our fallen soldiers. Please bring photos and/or mementos of a loved one who lost his or her life while fighting in our armed forces.

May 31: “Service of the Living Tradition”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
Each year at UUA General Assembly, the Service of the Living Tradition honors newly credentialed ministers, retirees, and clergy who have passed. This sermon speaks to where Unitarian Universalism is today and a charge to where we will go.