Sunday Services

We come together at 10:30 am each Sunday morning to shape and define what is of value and worth to us, and to sing, meditate, and share our lives with one another. Our services focus on topics of spiritual, social and current concerns. Our Worship is designed to meet the diversity of spiritual paths that are embraced within Unitarian Universalism. Sunday mornings offer a celebration of community, an intellectual challenge, and a deepening of the heart.

Our Sunday Services are varied and unique, but generally we have an opening piece of music followed by a welcome statement, then a call to worship. Next there is a time for church announcements, and that is often followed by a time for sharing brief personal joys and sorrows. Then we often sing a hymn, which is followed by a children’s story.

After the children’s story, our children usually leave the service to attend classes or play. After the children’s recessional we collect the weekly offering with musical accompaniment, and then the main speaker is introduced.The Minister or guest speaker delivers the sermon, and we conclude with another hymn followed by closing words and then a final musical postlude. After the service we usually have a light lunch, coffee, and refreshing conversation.

There is no dress code requirement for our church. Some folks wear blue jeans and a t-shirt, others wear shorts and a tank top, and a few dress more traditionally in a conservative style. Wear what you are comfortable in, and you will be welcomed!

 2017 Worship Services

August Speakers

Aug. 6:  Clare Goldsberry of the Theosophical Society in America

             Theosophy is an ancient term that literally means “God Wisdom” but in modern times, it is a word used by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, to define Ageless Wisdom.  The history of the Theosophical Society and its founder will be reviewed as well as some of its notable teachings including Blavatsky’s famous saying that we live by:  There is no religion higher than Truth,”

Aug. 13:  Steve Inman   Men’s Ministry Leader at First Southern Baptist Church, Glendale at Sahuaro Ranch

“What Baptists Believe”

Through a story on one of the early disciples of Jesus, we’ll see a number of elements that Baptists confess (Reference Acts 8:26-40).

Aug. 20:   Rick Hardy   Director of Programming at the Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale

“A Catholic Perspective in Conscience Formation”

The Catholic faith is well known for its rules, practices, customs and traditions, often with the sense these are meant somehow to control the choices or behavior of Catholics.  But there is more to this story:  Catholics are called to form their conscience as adults, and to follow it.  This discipline can be a guide for anyone desiring to live an upright and authentic life of faith.

Aug. 27:  Dr. Kaden Sheffield

Our longtime friend, Dr. Kaden Sheffield, returns to our congregation to speak on the tenements of Paganism and Earth-Centered Religions.