What happens in Sunday services is significant to the life and well-being of the congregation. Inspiration, intellectual challenge, spiritual nourishment, community belonging, inter-generational connections, continuity with the Unitarian Universalist faith, and an expression of the living tradition of Unitarian Universalism are all possible.
What happens in worship can energize and affirm members and their families, deepening their sense of belonging and commitment. What happens will also give visitors their crucial first impression of what Unitarian Universalism and a specific congregation are like, so in planning worship services try to ensure that visitors make a return visit and have a desire to know more.
An overarching recommendation is to pay attention to detail, which communicates that you care enough about what you are doing to do it well. Often, small lay-led congregations have a Sunday service committee or worship committee with the significant responsibility of providing for the service every Sunday.
To learn more about the Sunday Worship Committee and how you can get involved, please contact us.