Sunday Services

September. 5
A Place Apart
Rev. Zackrie Vinczen ofCedars

Unitarian Universalist Church on Bainbridge Island, WA.Our woundedness can cause usto take solace in isolation and create a place apart. In themovie ( and book) " Into theWild" this sort of separation is exactly what the protagonist Chris McCandles sets out tofind- a world removed from pain and people. Join us as we consider the implications thatflow from creating such a place apart and the deeper pain such isolation can cause.


September 12        
  Water Communion: The Cure

for Anything is Water  

 Rev. Linda Barnes

“The cure for anything is salt water” says author Isak Dinesen, “sweat, tears, and the sea.”

We’ll focus this opening Sunday on the sweat, the work we might do together; on tears, the sweet and sorrowful tears of lament for what has been and may still be; and finally, imagining the sea so that we might float for a time gently in the beauty and peace

of the earth. This year is so different and perhaps so are we. For this first regular service, we invite you to join us in-person or remotely. Both ways of participating are equally meaningful. Please bring a small sample of water, from the lake,

 the faucet, even from the ever-present rain, to add to our common gathering.


September 19

Building Hope in an Age of Cynicism        

Rev. Linda Barnes

Real hope is not optimism, it is deeper than that. Join us on this Sunday as we explore a means

by which to live our lives in hope so that we might grow into the people who serve one another, and the world, in ways that

bring us into our own worth and potential.


September 26

A Life Sustaining Society

Rev. Linda Barnes


Things are falling apart and it’s an incredible time to be alive. Both these things are true. The climate crisis, the pandemic, the truth about white supremacy, and more, can seem like impossible hurdles to overcome. On this Sunday, we’ll explore a wisdom that invites us to hold these truths and the possibility that something different, better and more sustainable, is emerging.

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.