Worship reflects community here at University Church. We are from many cultures, races, and nationalities — young and old, students and the retired, black and white —and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! Our worship on Sundays (at 10:30 am) reflects that diversity, as MANY becomes ONE in the sight of God.
We believe in nurturing artists — any given Sunday you will hear jazz singers to symphony voices to orchestral composers to blues gospel to Spirituals to hip hop! We also have an amazing Dance Choir, which ministers frequently throughout the year.
We are concerned about 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.
Our youth participate in worship up until the sermon then they gather for “Junior Church,” which happens in the library. As much as we love to be together all the time, we recognize that youth (up to 8th grade) have their own questions and needs, and this space attends to those. We also have child care available in our nursery (2nd floor), which includes a crib and sanitized room with age-appropriate toys, and special hands-on programming for 3-8 year olds in Room 22 (beside the nursery).
We share in the sacrament of Communion every Sunday — on 1st Sunday, we partake as an entire community — on 2nd-5th Sundays we gather around the table immediately after our Benediction. This model reflects both our Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ roots. All are welcome to the table.
In the same spirit of worship and fellowship, after service, we move into the fellowship hall 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 and greet.
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 liturgical calendar (you can find the weekly scriptures HERE).
All are invited. All are welcome. Jesus refused no one; neither do we.