Our Sunday worship draws on diversity of belief, theology and the Living Tradition of Unitarian Universalism. You may recognize the order of service but be surprised as well. A sermon, choir and congregational singing are featured, plus a variety of traditional and contemporary readings. We light our chalice flame, which may be explained as a symbol of “the light of truth found in the cup of life.” The children begin the morning with us so we have a Time for All Ages—usually a story. Afterwards our children go to their Religious Education classes with their leaders. You may light a silent or spoken candle of joy or sorrow at an appropriate time. The service is crafted by the Minister and Music Director with input from the Director of Religious Education. Once per month we invite a lay person or guest to lead the service. The Worship Associates and several others make help make our services happen. Please see our Sunday Worship page for more information and a schedule of services for the month.
Can’t come on a particular Sunday? You may still participate. To jump right to our podcasts, go to our Starr King Podcast directory. To see more Starr King videos of services, go to our Starr King Vimeo Page.
On some Sundays, programs are held after the Service at 11 a.m. on various topics. Recent topics include White Supremacy and How to Have life decision conversations. Those requesting to hold an Enrichment program may speak with the minister to arrange for a date and notice to the congregation.
These small, relational groups made up of six to ten people led by facilitators meets monthly to establish and nurture themselves in this community, to explore and engage monthly religious service themes in more depth, and to reconnect with their deepest selves, life’s gifts, and needs greater than their own. Each group may covenant to perform at least one service project of their choice for the church or larger community during the year. Please see the Soul Matter’s page for more information and the current schedule.
Children’s Religious Education
This program runs concurrently with the service. Please see the Religious Education page for further details.
Starr King is a community of fellowship and caring. When a member becomes ill, has an accident or other need, there are members and friends who want to cook a meal, provide transport, come and read, help with yard or other handy work or just come and visit. If you are interested in helping or need assistance please contact The Reverend Dr. Linda Barnes or Brian Haskins.
Community Plate Offerings
Once a month we donate our entire collection plate to a non-profit organization in the community. A representative from the organization speaks about their good works at a Sunday Service. The collection is then taken during the service. Donations can also be made online by clicking the Donate button on the home page.