Worship reflects the community here at University Church. We are a wonderfully diverse place and our Sunday 10:30am service reflects our many colors, styles, and traditions.
WE LOVE THE ARTS…on a typical Sunday…well, there is NO typical Sunday! You will hear anthems and Jazz, Spirituals and Gospel, all the way to Hip-Hop! We also have an amazing Dance Choir, which ministers frequently throughout the year.
WE LISTEN TO EACH OTHER…our “Prayers of the People” is a time for us to listen and speak to one another and our God, all in a spirit of prayer.
WE FEED MANY GENERATIONS…we worship together in the sanctuary until “Prayers of the People,” when the youth go to address their own questions and needs in “Sacred Circles” (traditionally known as “Junior Church”). These are separated into age groups, each teaching and practicing faith at appropriate levels of development, and our 2nd floor nursery is available the entire service.
WE BREAK BREAD TOGETHER…we take communion together as a congregation on 1st Sunday, though the sacrament is available every Sunday – in our Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) tradition – where many will gather around the table after singing “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” each week. ALL are welcome to the table.
WE FELLOWSHIP…after service, we move into the cafe for SOCIAL HOUR – coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation. Church members typically provide the snacks (they sign up for a particular Sunday), and it’s a good time to meet someone or catch up.
We have a sample bulletin HERE for you to get an idea of our worship flow. Come on time, because we begin at 10:30 and usually are saying the Benediction by 11:45-12pm. Typically, we follow the Revised Common Lectionary calendar (you can find the weekly scriptures HERE).
All are invited. All are welcome. Jesus refused no one; neither do we.