Worship

COVID-19 Pandemic information about Sunday worship:

Masks Wearing is optional in all areas of the church complex.  We require all attendees over the age of 2 to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 Virus.  For the safety of all we encourage updated boosters and flu vaccines.  If you are not feeling well please join us remotely, Zoom or Facebook.   If you join us on Zoom, you are welcome to join us for a time of fellowship following the service.  Contact information@fuub.org for more information about worship and to request a zoom link.  

Watch a sample worship service here.

Worship Services are held every Sunday at 11:00AM.  We believe that worship is the center of spiritual life. At First Unitarian, worship seeks to express and explore the whole range of human experience. While services usually include familiar elements such as sermons, performed music and hymns, the content of sermons varies from atheism to Christianity, politics to literature, poetry to prose. We celebrate 5 ritual Communion Services each year.  Some of these have long histories at First U, others have come to us in recent years.  Each has a special place in our liturgical calendar.

The Second Sunday of each month, from October through June, is special at First Unitarian.  Our worship services feature jazz music, and worship is occasionally followed by an all-congregation lunch. If you are experiencing First Unitarian for the first time, this is an especially wonderful time to join us.

Generally, our children attend the first 20-30 minutes of the worship service, which has elements that are designed to be engaging to younger congregants.  After the wisdom story, children attend their religious education classes or a monthly children’s chapel. There are multi-generational worship services throughout the year.  High school youth remain in worship and meet in their group at 12:15PM.

If you are visiting us for the first time please see our newcomer’s page for useful information.

Vespers Services

On the third Thursday of the month (February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18)  all are welcome to join us for evening vespers led by Meagan Henry, Director of Religious Education and Adam Podd, Director of Music. These meditative mid-week services are held in the McKinney Chapel and include congregational singing, readings, and silence.  The doors open at 6:30 PM and the service begins at 6:45. Vespers takes a break after May 2023 and may resume in October.

Summer Services

Summer services from mid-June through Labor Day weekend are held in the McKinney Chapel and led by members of our congregation.  Proposals for summer services are generally reviewed by Summer Worship team in the Spring.