What to Expect in Worship
Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church (SUUC) is a welcoming community. We accept you and your family just as you are. Come celebrate, worship, learn, and grow with us! Dress is casual, wear what makes you comfortable.
Sunday Service starts at 10:30 am. Children stay with their parents for the first part of the service. After the Children’s Conversation, the children are “sung” out to their Religious Exploration classes in the Lighthouse building. Parents are also welcome to keep their children in the service or attend class with them. We are proud to offer inter-generational opportunities for worship throughout the year both in the Sunday morning service and in our Lighthouse Chapel for children and youth.
Topics for the worship service vary between spiritually inspiring sermons, services regarding religious responses to happenings in our world, calls for justice, and wisdom from prophetic women and men throughout the ages. Scripture used include modern day poetry and essays, as well as readings from all the world’s faith traditions. Our minister speaks 3-4 times a month, and on other Sundays we have guest ministers, speakers, and lay members of our congregation.
When you arrive at Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church on a Sunday morning, you’ll be greeted by one of our members, who will introduce you to our volunteer at the Welcome Desk. You will be invited to sign our guest register and make a name tag. Our Welcome Desk person can answer any questions you may have as well provide literature about church programs and activities.
Our services typically follow this order:
Musical prelude or choir presentation
Lighting the Chalice
Singing the children to their classes
Sharing the joys and sorrows of our congregation
More inspirational reading
Message of the morning
Extinguishing the Chalice
Benediction and closing