Our services vary in style: from formal services to informal “Spirit Jams”, from traditional row seating to seating in a circle or breaking out into small groups. Typically, elements of our services include:

  • Words of welcome
  • Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
  • A multigenerational segment, such as a “story for all ages”
  • Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
  • A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
  • A meditation or prayer
  • Readings—ancient or contemporary
  • A reflection given by a professional minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
  • An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation. Half of the unidentified donations are given to our 4 Othersprogram for justice work in the community.
  • We usually close by holding hands and singing a blessing

From time to time, services incorporate holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies.

Our services last 60-75 minutes​. After the service there is a time for fellowship and refreshments, and sometimes a shared lunch​.

We offer childcare and learning programs for children and youth on Sunday mornings, September through June, and childcare during July and August.