Services

 

What to Expect

Each service contains instrumental and vocal music, a 15- to 20-minute message, an opportunity to express joys and sorrows, an offering, a story relating to the message, and a period of meditation or prayer. The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 60 minutes, followed by a period where people may respond to the message of the day.  

 

Each service begins with the lighting of our flaming chalice, a distinctive symbol of UU.

The design originated during WWII as a symbol on documents given to refugees who fled without their identification papers.

 

The Sunday service is preceded by a Forum, which begins at 9:30 a.m. The Forum provides a setting for discussions of a wide variety of topical subjects, often presented by outside experts, followed by questions and conversation.

NOTE: While in-building Sunday services are suspended, participation via Zoom is provided (links available on the Home page).  

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Service Inspirations

Our worship services focus on a wide variety of religious, philosophical, personal, and social issues. Although each service is different, we gather weekly to consider, individually and collectively, that which we hold of highest worth. For some, it’s the community; for others, it’s the natural world; and for still for others, it’s a sense of some sort of something  beyond our imagination.

 

Our inspiration comes from a variety of sources: the wisdom of world religions, teachings from humanist and earth-centered traditions, words and deeds of prophetic people, and the direct experience of individuals.  


Our principal service is on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., normally at the Tri-County Unitarian Universalists  center. During the pandemic, our services are via Zoom. Please see the Home page for details and links.

Where we’re located and how to get there. 

Music & Choir

Tri-UU Choir Videos

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Music for our Sunday services is provided by the Tri-UU choir which is on hiatus for the summer, a professional music director is being sought for the fall. For the next few months we will be using recorded music including some selections recorded by the choir. 

 

We sing traditional hymns, gospel, folk tunes and more, in multi-part harmony. The Choir rehearsals will be set by our new director. Everyone who enjoys singing is encouraged to join! 

 

Here is a growing collection of Tri-UU choir videos: 

Most are performed by our former music director, Donna Kagan, and Tri-UU Choir members with music arrangements and editing by Frank Kelly.   Enjoy!

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And to hear any of nearly 100 Tri-UU hymn favorites, all with on-screen lyrics . . .
click here!

 
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Past Services

Text of select recent sermons can be found here. Just click the desired link.

"Our UU Heritage and Future", August 14, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Pet Blessing", July 17, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Expanding Freedom?", July 3, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Children Will Listen", June 19, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Remembering Pulse Night Club Shooting", June 12, Rev. Snavely

"Praying to Things", June 5, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Resolutions for Peace", May 29, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Making a Resolution For the Next Generation", May 8, Rev. Snavely

"Resolute Joy: A Beltane Celebration", May 1, Rev. Snavely

"Trusting Myth", April 17, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Trusting/Distrusting Our Leaders", April 10, Rev. Snavely

"Trusting the Earth to Provide", April 3, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Those Who Take Care of Us", March 27, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"The Myth of Ostara and Her Rabbit", March 20, Rev. Snavely

"An Ethic of Care and Respect", March 6, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"The Scientific Method - Doubt to Wonder", Feb. 27, Rev. Snavely

Videos of select past sermons are on our Facebook pageClick here.