Services

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

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.

December’s Theme is Wonder: What does it mean to be a People of Wonder? As one involved in our theme-based ministry put it, “It seems to me that wonder is the opposite of knowing. Inquiry and knowing happens in the space of reason and rationality. Wonder occurs when we drift somewhere else. Inquiry takes us to a Eureka! moment. Wonder is more of a gasp, a fluttering of delight, at something unknowable.”

December 7: “Hanging of the Greens”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
Come celebrate the ritual that brings song, spirit, and decoration into our sanctuary and around the building with a multigenerational hanging of the greens!

December 14: “What Gifts Do You Bring to This Season?
Caryl Tipton, Director, Music Ministry
As the Crossing Chorale offers its annual rendition of the “Musicological Journey Through the 12 Days of Christmas,” we’ll explore what gifts we can share in this holiday season that can’t be wrapped up in tissue paper, ribbons, and bows.

December 21: “Blue Christmas”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
It is the “most wonderful time of the year,” isn’t it? Join us as we lift up and hold the loss and sadness that accompanies what we are told is only joyous.

December 24: Christmas Eve – Two Services

6:00 pm “Born In Bethlehem: A Christmas Pageant
Robin Pugh, Caryl Tipton, and Rev. Kim Wildszewski
Our early service is a participatory nativity pageant during our family Christmas service. Only a few roles are cast in advance of the service; most of the 27 participants (including shepherds, stars, kings, and animals) volunteer to take part as the story is told. Guests are welcome to participate. Everyone is invited to sing carols and imagine that they are in Bethlehem 2014 years ago.

8:00 pm “A People of Wonder”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski and the Crossing Chorale
Our later service is a festive Christmas Eve service of carols, readings, and candle lighting. Our choir will sing us through The Messiah, while the spirit of this ancient story leads us into community and connection.

Please note: On December 28, there will be ONE service at 10:00 am.

December 28: “Meditations”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
Join Rev. Kim for a quiet morning together of visual meditations, poems, and music.