Sunday Services

December 5               

Because of Sadness                      

 Rev. Linda Barnes

Many of us suffer winter blues, a sadness that comes with the ever-shortening days. Some of us suffer from holiday blues, when we miss those who we cannot be with or simply wish things were different. Sadness though, has a purpose. Join us to remember joy’s opposite, sadness, and explore how we might hold both sadness and joy.


December 12            

Return the Gift                         Rev. Linda Barnes

Your life is a gift, a really fine gift. To make one’s life better, ironically, we need to return the gift. Let’s spend this Sunday service exploring how it is we live our lives in a way that offers our gifts to a world that needs just what we have to offer.

December 19             

Solstice: Sun Standing Still        Rev. Linda Barnes

Winter solstice, the standing still between the lessening and lengthening of daylight, offers a point of reflection, celebration even, of the light itself. Join us as we anticipate the stillness of the winter solstice and welcome the coming light.

December 24 

Christmas Eve Service      

Rev. Linda Barnes

Join the Starr King UU Fellowship for our Christmas Eve service, joy will be our guest! We will gather in the sanctuary and on-line, at

5:30 pm, to tell the Christmas story in words, and music,

and light.

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. 

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

  • 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.