About Our Services
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Sunday Services follow a traditional Unitarian Universalist structure. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about an hour. Religious Education for children is held simultaneously. There is a “family corner” with children’s toys for children who would like to stay in the Service with their parents. Nursery care is also provided. Scroll down to see the schedule of services for the month.
Elements of a typical morning worship service usually include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational segment, such as a “The Story”
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
- A meditation or prayer
- Readings—ancient or contemporary
- A sermon given by a professional minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
- An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation or for justice work in the community.
Sunday, August 26 – 9:30 – 10:30
“Black Lives Matter” Rick Huntley and Carol Pierce, authors of Journeys of Race, Color and Culture: from Racial Inequality to Equity and Inclusion will be leading the service with members of the Black Lives Matter Task Force. Rick and Carol will talk about their personal journeys in this work and how it has moved into the current national and world environment.
SUNDAY SERVICES RETURN
Sunday, September 2, 2018 – 9:30 AM
The Spiritual Discipline of Letting Go
Rev. Dr. Linda Barnes
While we cannot know all that life has in store for us, most of us are aware that change is inevitable. And yet, we resist. Join us as we explore how practicing the spiritual discipline of letting go might allow us to go more gently into what’s next.
Sunday, September 9, 2018 – 9:30 AM
Water Communion: Return Again to Each Other
Rev. Dr. Linda Barnes
Join us as we celebrate the return of regular Sunday services with a uniquely Unitarian Universalist ritual, water communion. We’ll merge the collective waters of our lives, into a symbol of our beloved community and explore how we, like water, might come together in a way that is both beautiful and life giving. Please bring a bit of water from your summer. It could be from your home or travels. It could be from a swimming pool, a local pond, the rain or the morning dew.