Sunday Worship

Sundays mornings are central to our life together.  This is the day our community comes together to participate in the Sunday worship services and to deepen relationships.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Service
Music, poetry, silence, and generosity are woven together during the worship hour, giving expression to the vibrancy of this “living tradition” while inviting personal connection with eternal truths.  In the first portion of the worship service children are encouraged to join the minister at the chancel for a story or conversation, before being ushered to the Religious exploration classes.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Social Hour
Fellowship continues with coffee and conversation in the Social Hall. We invite you to join us, meet other people, discuss the service, and learn more about our congregation.

Everyone is Welcome
Child care for infants and preschoolers is available from 10:00 to 12:00. If you are bringing children on a first-time visit to the Fellowship, we recommend that you arrive early to meet the teacher and/or child care provider.

We welcome all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, or national origin; gender or gender identification; affectional preference or sexual orientation; age; physical or mental challenge; or social, economic, or marital status.

Here are the plans for Sunday mornings this church year for grades K-8.  Except as noted, children start in the Sanctuary at 10:30 and are sung out to their classes/activities.  Classes go until 11:30 or 11:40.  Children are expected to remain in the Sanctuary for multigenerational services.

Child care for children ages 6 and under is available every Sunday in the Block Room.

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Sunday October 1 at 10:30 am:  “What’s Important”
Worship Leader:  Reverend Gretchen Woods
Worship Associate:  Jorie Schulz
How do we as Unitarian Universalists answer this most meaningful question?

Sunday October 8 at 10:30 am: “How Then Shall I (We) Live?”
Worship Leader:  Reverend Gretchen Woods
Worship Associate:  Solveig Zarubin
The answer to this question evolves through our lives – and the life of a congregation.  There will be a Share the Plate offering for CORA, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse, which is a non-profit organization here in San Mateo County.

Sunday October 15 at 10:30 am:  “Legacies of the Summer of Love”
Worship Leader:  Jorie Schulz
UUFRC members share personal reflections of 1967 and the ripple effects of that time.  UUFRC musicians will perform music of the era.

Sunday October 22 at 10:30 am:  “Interim, Schminterim:  What Are We Doing?”
Worship Leader:  Reverend Gretchen Woods
Worship Associate:  Joanne McMahon
An explanation of the concerns of the minister and the congregation during a transition.

Sunday October 29 at 10:30 am:  “Samhain: Moving into the Dark and Honoring Our Deceased”
Worship Leader:  Reverend Gretchen Woods
Worship Associate:  Melanie Flin
Let’s explore the roots of the currently controversial celebration of Hallowe’en. Be prepared to sit “in the round” in this experiential style of worship. Wear your favorite costume and bring a memento of a loved one who died. We will hear special choir music arranged by Dawn Reyen on commission.