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!
Upcoming Worship Services
August Theme: This I Believe
In a format similar to the NPR program,This I Believe, Sunday Service speakers will relate through stories and other accounts personal, core beliefs that guide their daily lives. The following are our August speakers:
August 5: “Islam”
By Sid Shahid
Mr. Sid Shahid, Vice-President of the Islamic Center of Peoria and friend to WVUU Church, will join our congregation to share beliefs of the Islamic religion.
August 12: “Aging Joyfully”
By Jo Cleland
Worshippers at WVUU Church know Jo Cleland as the talented musician who shares her talents with us on Sundays. But on this Sunday Jo will step to the podium and give her thoughts on aging joyfully.
August 19: To be named
August 26: “True Confessions of a Spiritual Seeker”
By Kellye Perkins
Kellye will share through music and story her search for God and her discovery of spirituality. Highlights will include the 1960’s Jim Crow laws and race riots, the 1970’s Jesus Movement, counseling for marriage with the 82nd Airborne Military Chaplaincy, and meanderings through various denominations. She will share how she ended up a UU and what it means to her.