11:00 – Noon
We gather in community to celebrate our shared religious life in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. To worship is to give meaning and importance to our very human effort to deeply know what is most worthy in our individual and shared existence. In our Sunday service we create sacred space and time to reflect together upon the deeper dimension of life. Grounded in spiritual experience and intellectual ideals, we strive to stimulate the mind, raise the spirit, and touch the heart.
Our worship is drawn from the world’s religious traditions, modern culture, and personal narrative. Poetry, art, music, stories, and sermons call us to both critical reflection and joyful expression. Our minister leads worship two to three Sundays per month in collaboration with lay worship associates who receive special training in the UU worship tradition. On other Sundays services are led by guest speakers or our worship associates. Each service lasts approximately one hour.
A Multigenerational Worship Community
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence is an intentionally multigenerational community, welcoming and nurturing people of all ages. We’re committed to including children and youth in the worship life of our congregation, so they learn they truly belong.
Children and youth ages 9 and older are welcomed as full participants in our Sunday services. They often do readings, lead our chalice lighting ritual, help with the offering, act as greeters and ushers, and occasionally perform music, assist with multimedia, or present personal reflections. As our younger members participate in the communal experience of worship, they hear messages that are hopeful, thought-provoking, and sometimes challenging. We encourage families to continue these conversations with their children and teenagers as is relevant to their own lives.
Children 8 years and younger join the full community in the sanctuary at the beginning of the service and leave for supervised Activity Time following a “Story for All Ages.” Once a month they leave the service to attend Children’s Chapel, an age-appropriate worship time which continues the service theme.