Many new Unitarian Universalists who learn that we do not have a common creed or statement of belief ask, “What are we worshiping?”
The term worship comes from the Old English word weorthscipe. This word is formed from two others: weorth, which means “worth” and scipe, which means “to shape.” So worship literally means “to shape worth.”
We come together to shape what is worthy in our lives – to find sustenance when we are aching, to celebrate when we are full, and to deepen emotionally, intellectually and spiritually to give our lives meaning.
Worship at our congregation is not about shaping beliefs, but shaping worth. You will not be told what to believe. You will be encouraged to discern your own beliefs, while you are challenged to become your best self.
Our lives are so full and hectic, if we do not carve out space in our lives to shape what is of worth, it may elude us.
Our music at program is alive! Music at our congregation is about creation as well as liberation. It invites us to lament and encourages us to hope. It shapes our collective identity as a community of individuals committed to (as our mission states) seeking, loving and serving.
Choir Director John Kim leads our adult choir, and coaches our soloists. Band Director Kris Adams leads our children’s choir/band “Tenuto!“, the Rock Band, and the Folk Band. We welcome guest musicians and soloists monthly, and encourage our talented congregants to share their multifarious gifts.
In music as well as worship in general, we are grateful for the blessing of diversity – from jazz to contemporary, to gospel, to pop, to rock, to classical, to choral standards – we stretch and find we enjoy the variety!