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

   above everything.

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!


Worship with Us

Meeting Times

4th SATURDAY of each month, in the sanctuary, from noon-2pm (unless otherwise noted on the church’s calendar).


Mary Stainton

***Latest Worship News & Activities***

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28Sep 2014

September 28, 2014 Worship

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 […]

14Apr 2014

Good Friday

April 14, 2014 Worship

              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 […]

13Feb 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 […]

21Jan 2014

“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, […]

15Nov 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  

30Aug 2012

  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. […]

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