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Worship

Coming together for worship at United is like finding water in a dry and thirsty land. That’s why we do so, not only on Sunday mornings but midweek, too!

Like a stream in the desert, worship can refresh and renew us. Each week it offers us God’s new life and hope, for ourselves and for this world. At United, worship is the center of our life together, from which everything else flows: outreach, education, care, among others.

Whether on Sunday mornings, midweek, or other times, worship at United offers that new life in different ways. Sometimes – especially in the Sunday 8:30 AM service and the midweek contemplative services – worship is like the deep, still waters that God promises in the 23rd Psalm. In the later Sunday service, worship can be like a living stream, offering life in all kinds of ways. Similarly, like on Mardi Gras and Fiesta Sundays, worship is a river, full of life and surprises.

At United, we believe all of us – regardless of age – need the living waters of worship. That’s why children and younger youth join in the first part of the late service each Sunday and why Children’s Ministry always begins with prayer and song. It’s also why we offer a number of “intergenerational” services for all ages throughout the year.

We hope you’ll join us in worship at United. Together may we be renewed by the waters of life God offers us each week.

What Does the Bible Really Say About...?
Summer Worship

“What Does the Bible Really Say?” We continue our exploration through August, with a focus on both pastoral issues like prayer, and cultural issues that are often framed in Biblical terms like sexuality. Join in this challenging and engaging summer!

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Worship This Month

...Sexuality - Part 2

August 14

8:30am

(Outdoor Contemplative

Communion Service)

10:00am (Sanctuary)

Same-gender marriage, transsexuality, non-binary, gender roles, non-gender roles. A whole of lot of 21st century questions that aren’t found anywhere in the Bible, much less directly answered in scripture. So . . . what’s a person of faith to do or believe? Use our brains and hearts to begin with. We’ll also bless United students and educators as they begin a new school year.

 

...Whats Sacred or Holy?

August 21

8:30am

(Outdoor Contemplative

Communion Service)

10:00am (Sanctuary)

What makes something—a place, a piece of music, a book, a ritual or action—holy or sacred? On Indian Market Sunday, when we remember we live in prayed-in land, Pastor Talitha Arnold and Director of Music Bradley Ellingboe join in a dialogue sermon of all things sacred. In the 10:00 service, we also celebrate the baptism of Augustus Vaughn Stone, 1-year-old son of Ben and Meredith Stone and welcome the “Drop-in Choir.”

...Being the Church?

August 28

8:30am

(Outdoor Contemplative

Communion Service)

10:00am (Sanctuary)

Faith is never an isolated endeavor. When God calls us to be in relationship with our neighbor, creation, and with God—we are also called into closer relationship with one another as a community. What are the marks of a healthy church? What does the Bible say about how we are responsible to and for one another? A good exploration for the Sunday of United’s “42nd Annual Meeting of the Congregation.”