What to Expect
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommended social distancing advised by health experts, DUUF will be meeting on the Zoom platform for the foreseeable future. All are welcome. Please click here and follow the prompts to join us. Alternatively, you can open your Zoom app and enter Meeting ID 740 363 4630. The room opens 15 minutes before the service is scheduled to start to join us. Call Karen at 740.362.1860 for tech support.
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.