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.

Sunday, June 4th at 10:30 am: “Finding the Hero Within: Exploring the Sacred Aspects of the Hero’s Journey”
Worship Leader: Kai Marks
Worship Associate: Joanne McMahon
Join us as we explore how to be the protagonist in our own lives. Joseph Campbell said that a hero is someone who has given his or her life to something greater than him or herself. What makes a hero in our world today, and how do we find something greater–either to connect with, or to dedicate our lives to?

Sunday, June 11th at 10:30 am: “Flower Communion!”
Worship Leader: the Reverend Stefanie Etzbach-Dale & John Anning
Worship Associate: Jorie Shulz
Pianist: Larry Chinn
Choir Director: Dawn Reyen
Wear your brightest colors and bring a cut flower to this very special worship service built around our annual Flower Communion ceremony and followed by a Celebration Luncheon in honor of Rev. Stefanie’s ministry with UUFRC. All are welcome!

Sunday, June 18th at 10:30 am:
“When the Arc of the Universe Seems not to Bend”
Worship Leader: Rodney Lemery
Worship Associate: Sarah Skovlund
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., inspired by the words of Unitarian Minister Theodore Parker, is quoted as saying “The arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” What happens though when that bending seems not to occur? Please join us for an exploration of the intersection of oppression and privilege. We will investigate how we might use our faith movement and sense of deep interconnectedness to feed our hope that while our eyes may not perceive the bend, our consciousness there sees it.

Sunday, June 25th at 10:30 am: “Does a Church Have Soul?”
Worship Leader: Donald Neeper
Worship Associate: Solveig Zarubin
With the increasing communication and polarization in society, we see groups of humans exhibiting bizarre behavior. We’ll look at how groups of all kinds— even schooling fish—have an existence different from that of the individual members. The church is a unique being, more than a collection of people in a building. Together, do we share what is implied by the term, “soul?”