• Words of Welcome
  • Announcements – brief announcements to inform members about church activities
  • Prelude – a musical selection to help participants settle in for the beginning of the service
  • Lighting the Chalice – the candle in the chalice is lit to set a tone of reverence
  • Stating our MissionThe mission of this congregation is to create community, celebrate worship, seek justice and truth and live guided by love.
  • Readings – readings, ancient or modern, related to the topic of the service
  • Joys and Concerns – a time for members to share events from their week in celebration or in seeking support
  • Meditation or Prayer – a brief time of meditation or prayer to reflect on shared joys and concerns
  • Story for All Ages – a story in oral form or picture book may be included as it relates to the topic
  • Songs – singing together songs from our UUA tradition
  • Offertory – the collection of pledges and donations to support the ongoing work of the church
  • Message – the sermon or talk to help us grow in living our UU Principles 
  • Postlude – a musical selection to allow for a moment of reflection before ending the service
  • Closing Circle – all participants join hands in a circle and sing a traditional song: “From you I receive, to you I give, together we share and from this we live.” (#402 in Singing the Living Tradition, Boston, MA: Unitarian Universalist Association, 1993)