Beacon services are intentional times set aside to deepen our UU faith and principles, during which all participants are held in a space of compassion and respect. Worship explores meaningful topics through music, word, meditation and celebration.
Typical Order of Service
Worship times are comprised of music, sharing, meditation, readings, and a sermon on a topic relevant to our modern lives.
Our services begin with the lighting of our chalice, the symbol of Unitarian Universalism.
We recite our covenants:
We celebrate Unitarian Universalism, the church of the open mind, the helping hands and the loving heart.
Love is the spirit of this church, the quest for truth is its sacrament, and service is its prayer. To dwell together in peace, to seek knowledge in freedom, to serve humanity in kindness, thus do we covenant.
During the first service children attend with their parents until the congregation sings them off to Religious Education classes.
We often observe a time of sharing Joys and Sorrows. As they are moved to do so, congregants come forward and place a stone in a bowl of water in silence or with a brief verbal expression of a special joy or sorrow.