Unitarian Universalists (UUs) honor and celebrate a wide range of holidays and occasions over the course of a year. Unlike other faith traditions that use a single lectionary (a collection of scripture readings appointed for a given day or occasion), the topics and themes for Unitarian Universalist worship services are usually chosen independently by worship leaders in congregations. These include unique UU traditions, like the Flower ceremony, as well as holidays from other faith traditions, such as Christmas or Solstice.
Children’s Chapels: A service held for and by our students, to bring the sacred into their lives. A Children’s Chapel takes place in October and March. It is held in Thomas Hall at 12:15 pm (no classes that day). All are welcome to join us for this wonderful experience.
Intergenerational and other special services give an opportunity for students to experience an entire service devoted to a chosen holiday. The program includes:
Thanksgiving Service: November
Holiday Service: December
Martin Luther King Service: January
Flower Communion: March
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Service: May, every 3-4 years
End of Year YRE Service: May
Children and Youth Services: A service where the children lead the congregation in worship. Students spend the month prior to the service preparing in their classes. Children’s Services take place in December and May.