“We light this candle and remember that new life beckons us each day.
May we summon new hope and new courage this day,
knowing untold possibilities await our hearts and minds and spirits.”
– Reading for lighting the chalice to begin Sunday services at the AUUC
We gather on Sunday mornings, not to kneel and pray, but to sit and consider the experiences and opinions we wish to share with each other. Our worship is thoughtful examination of the worthiness of ideas and phenomena and our human interconnectedness and responsibilities to all around us. Our hymnals contain music and readings from many religions and cultural traditions.
Sunday 11 o’clock service at the Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church includes readings, hymns, announcements, a voluntary sharing of joys and concerns, a few moments of silent meditation, and a presentation or talk followed by group discussion and refreshments.
While we occasionally host a visiting minister and have at times sponsored student ministers, worship is first of all the congregation’s responsibility. A program schedule is maintained by our lay leadership. No one expects another to surrender his or her views, but rather we engage and strengthen each other before, during, and after the service.
You are welcome to visit with us. Dress is casual and, in keeping with our tradition of religious freedom, the service includes no creed or binding profession of faith.
“The blessing of truth be upon us,
the power of love direct us and sustain us,
the peace of this community preserve our going out and our coming in,
from this time forth, until we meet again.”
– Benediction at close of Sunday services at the AUUC