I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
2 I bow down towards your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness;
for you have exalted your name and your word
3 On the day I called, you answered me,
you increased my strength of soul. -Psalm 138
We believe that uniting together for weekly worship is a radical act of discipleship, and a prophetic counter to the dominant culture of the 21st century, which promotes individualism, materialism, and dependence on virtual reality for creating and maintaining relationships. Gathering for and investing in worship is an active response to our covenant as God’s people. Though there are many ways to worship, we believe that fellowship on the Sabbath remains the greatest hope for honest, genuine connection with God and one another. We seek to make our worship as authentic and dynamic as possible!
The Worship Committee of University Church is comprised of a team of people who feel passionate about all aspects of liturgy: prayers, songs, affirmations of faith, sermons, space design, and imagining new services that will draw people together physically, emotionally, and spiritually to meet the interactive needs of God’s people. Those who join this committee need little more than the desire to see our worship reach its fullest potential, and a few hours each month for planning (in collaboration with the pastor). Join us!
4th SATURDAY of each month, in the sanctuary, from noon-2pm (unless otherwise noted on the church’s calendar).
***Latest Worship News & Activities***
September 28, 2014
World Communion Sunday. Join University Church on Sunday, October 5, 2014 as we share a meal for World Communion Sunday, a celebration of ecumenical cooperation. Bring a dish to share from your culture, heritage or family and participate in interesting conversation. If you don’t have a dish, still come; our time together won’t be complete […]
Join us on the 7 Last Words from Seminarians at University Church with Jene Colvin, McCormick Theological Seminary • Tangie Gray-Dickens, McCormick Theological Seminary • Elijah Kindred, University of Chicago Divinity School • Heidi Lindeman, Chicago Theological Seminary • Sarah Lyn Jones, , McCormick Theological Seminary • Seth Patterson, University […]
February 13, 2014
One of my favorite scripture passages is Psalm 139. I read it every year on my birthday: For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame […]
“Doing a New Thing” Happy New Year! The beginning of 2014 seems like a good time to re-assess, re-commit, and embark on new adventures. It is a time to align ourselves with the God Isaiah knew, who does new things large and small. Toward that end, the worship committee will start something new on Sunday, […]
November 15, 2012
Title: BLUE CHRISTMAS worship service Location: Sanctuary Description: A different type of worship service, for those who struggle during the holidays (because of loss, financial difficulties, or any reason). A potluck meal will be served at 4:30 (feel free to bring an item; bringing only yourself is fine too!) Start Time: 16:30 Date: 2012-12-08
The phrase “Think Different” was popularized by Apple, Inc., in 1997, when they used the slogan as an ad campaign to draw attention to the faster computers they were building. The campaign used the faces of famous philosophers, artists, and innovators who during their time were able to expand the paradigm of their practice. […]