About Our Services

Unitarian Universalists are noted for their openness to new ideas and a diversity of worship experiences. We have a strong tradition of worship that enlivens and broadens our individual and collective search for meaning.

 

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clinton's church year runs from September through May. At this time, all of our Sunday services are led by members or guest speakers. Themes may include seasonal topics, environmental issues, current events, social and environmental justice issues, world religions, spirituality, history of our Unitarian Universalist denomination and other topics. 

Additionally, we will have topics that lead us to move toward being more welcoming to and inclusive of people who are LGBTQ, and those with non-conforming gender identifications.

An Order of Service usually includes:

 

  • Ringing of the bell to begin the service

  • Welcome and announcements

  • Chalice Lighting: The chalice is the symbol of our UU faith.

  • Special music and Hymns, along with readings that reflect the message of the day

  • Sharing of Joys and Sorrows: Anyone may come forward, light a candle silently to acknowledge happenings in their life, of share those aloud with the assembly.

  • Offering: We are a self-supporting congregation. Please contribute as you feel comfortable.

  • Sermon or message: Topics are agreed upon by the congregation, but vary each Sunday, and may challenge, educate, question, or comfort.

  • Closing: We extinguish the chalice, indicating the end of the formal service.

After the service you are welcome to join us downstairs for fellowship and a discussion of the Topic of the day.

Special Services

In addition to our Sunday worship, we also provide special services including weddings (heterosexual and same-sex), child dedications, and memorial services. For more information, visit our Special Services page.

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