What to Expect
We gather together in fellowship to listen and learn from each other. In these ways we might find meaning and live more deeply. Our Sunday services and other fellowship events create connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion. Sometimes it might look and feel like a worship service at another congregation. Other times it might seem more like an academic lecture. Sometimes it might be something entirely different–we like to try new things.
Elements of a typical DUUF Sunday morning service might include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational segment, such as a “story for all ages”
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles, sometimes prerecorded and sometimes live
- A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
- A meditation or prayer
- Readings—ancient or contemporary
- A talk or sermon given by a member of the fellowship, a guest speaker, or our part-time minister
- An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation or for justice work in the community.
From time to time, our services incorporate holiday celebrations, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies.
Once a month we’ll meet in someone’s home or at a local restaurant for more informal conversations over a meal. Please check the Upcoming Services page to see where we’re meeting next.