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 Worship 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.
What to Expect in Worship
Our vibrant church is bustling on Sunday mornings. The front entrance of the church will bring you right into our Fellowship Hall. You will find some seating areas where people gather to chat over coffee or tea. Please stop by the visitors’ table, directly to the left of the entrance to make yourself a nametag and pick up some information about our church.
Our programming starts at 9:45 a.m. with Religious Education for all ages. Children gather in the Children’s Religious Education area, downstairs to the right of the entrance to the Fellowship Hall. There is an accessible entrance to the Children’s Religious Education area from the outside, to the right of the main entrance. Parents and children will be greeted by our Director of Children’s Religious Education or by one of our teachers.
Adults gather for Religious Education in the Sanctuary to the left of the main entrance. Feel free to bring your coffee with you. We explore a variety of topics presented by members and conclude with open discussion time.
Our service officially starts at 11 a.m. On the first Sunday of the month, children join us, and on other Sundays, they have their own service before attending their regular classes. Children are welcome in the sanctuary at their parents’ discretion. We begin our service by lighting our chalice, a common ritual in many Unitarian Universalist congregations. Our service is a harmonious collaboration between our minister and our music program, where we pause in wonder at the glorious gifts of life and we give thanks for the many blessings we have received. We create a space of healing and love where diversity of belief is celebrated. We hope that all find nourishment during our worship together.
Each week, we give away ALL of the undesignated funds from our Sunday offering. The Outreach Committee chooses organizations that support the mission of HOPE Unitarian Church.
As you leave the service, the minister will be happy to greet you.
After our service, we gather for a time of fellowship in the aptly named Fellowship Hall. Refill your coffee and grab a cookie. When it’s nice out, please enjoy our patio or stroll through our memorial garden. Strike up a conversation. We are a friendly bunch and would love to get to know you.