First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

A Typical Sunday at First Jefferson

9:00am
Volunteers open the building and
start coffee. Nursery workers arrive.

9:15am
Nursery is open. Volunteers arrive
to prepare for class.

9:30am
Choir Rehearsal and Adventures
in Religion begin. Classrooms are open for
early arriving children and youth.

9:45am
Adult Forum and classes for children and youth begin.

10am
End of late arrival window for
children and youth. See Sunday Coordinator
for information.

10:30am
End of Adventures in Religion

10:45am
End of children and youth
classes. Parents/guardians sign them out.
End of Adult Forum

11:00am
Worship begins

12:30pm
Nursery begins to wind down.

1:00pm
Nursery closed.

Typical Worship Service

Introit

Prelude

Opening Words

Opening Hymn

Chalice Lighting and Responsive Reading

Leader: We come to this time and this place
Response: To rediscover the wondrous gift of free religious community;
Leader: to renew our faith in the holiness, goodness, and beauty of life;
Response: To reaffirm the way of the open mind and full heart;
Leader: To rekindle the flame of memory and hope; and
All: To reclaim the vision of an earth made fair, with all her people one.

UNISON:

Love is the doctrine of this church. The quest of truth is our sacrament. And service is our prayer. To dwell together in peace. To seek knowledge in freedom. To serve others in community. To the end that al souls shall grow into harmony with creation. Thus do we covenant with one another.

DOXOLOGY:

(Tune: the Tallis Canon)
In greening lands begins the song
which deep in human hearts is strong.
In cheerful strains your voices raise,
to fill the whole spring world with praise

Announcements

Offertory and Music

Call to Worship

Hymn

Communion of Names

Choral Response

Meditation/Prayer

Prayer invites God to be present in our spirits and in our lives. Prayer cannot bring water to parched land, nor mend a broken bridge, nor rebuild a ruined city, but prayer can water an arid soul, mend a broken heart and rebuild a weakened will. (Abraham J. Heschel)

Musical Interlude

Sermon

Closing Hymn

Extinguishing the Chalice

Spoken and Musical Benediction

 

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