Upcoming building renovations will have us moving offsite with our services at some point early in 2019; for now our services are held at the Fellowship as usual, 1241 Ceres Drive, Lafayette CO.
Here’s a list of our holiday services. Hope you can join us. Please note the different times. On Sunday, January 6, we resume two services each Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23, 9 & 11 a.m.: Winter Solstice As we mark the longest night of the year, join us for an earth-centered ritual to reflect on the darkness and light of this season. Led by Intern Minister AJ van Tine and Service Associate Janet Meyer.
Dec. 24, 3 & 5 p.m.: No Rehearsal Christmas Eve Pageant The Christmas story comes to life through our popular narration of the story. People of all ages are invited to be a star, a shepherd, a barn animal or a king. Because of our half-packed building, BYOC — Bring Your Own Costume! We end with singing Silent Night by candlelight. Led by Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry
Dec. 24, 8 p.m.: Traditional Carols We gather in the dark of winter to celebrate and share the timeless Christian nativity story. We will sing carols, and contemplate the hope this story sought to bring to enlighten the world. The Fellowship Choir and One Voice will join us, and we will end with our traditional candlelight singing of Silent Night. Led by Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry
Dec. 30, 10 a.m.: The Mystery Doorways We talk about having our Sunday services provide opportunities for “liminal” (doorway, betwixt and between) experiences. Here we look at organizations that created liminality, life transitioning experiences, for their initiates: the “Mystery Religions” of the ancient Mediterranean world. Let’s see what they knew, and what it says about our attempts. Led by TC Christopher and Larry LaVerdure
Jan. 6, 9 and 11 a.m.: Living the Question. Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry and Intern Minister AJ van Tine take your questions and answer them live!
We gather together in spiritual community because we need constant reminders of what matters most in life. In a world of heartbreak and dehumanization, our congregations and communities call us to our better selves. We learn to live with more wisdom, more connection, and more compassion.
Our Sunday Services are weekly reflections that weave together our own thoughts and experiences with music, beauty, poetry, and words that both comfort and challenge. Our programs for all ages inspire us, and awaken us to our capacities to make a difference in our own lives and in the world.
We are inspired not just by religious sources but by the people with whom we journey: the diverse and spirited Unitarian Universalists.
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What to Expect in Sunday Service
We gather in worship to find meaning and live more deeply. Worship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion.
Unitarian Universalist worship styles vary by congregation, and even within congregations. Some congregations’ worship is contemporary and high tech. Some congregations’ worship is traditional and formal. Some features exuberant music, some includes long periods of silent reflection. Our congregation’s worship is centered around the ideas of bringing love and reason to life in order to build a just and compassionate world.
Elements of a typical Unitarian Universalist Sunday morning service include:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- On occasion, a multigenerational segment, such as a “story for all ages”
- 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.
From time to time, services incorporate holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies. We offer childcare and learning programs for children and youth during the Sunday service.
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