Worship Service

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Our Worship Services take place every Sunday at 10:30 am, from September through June. We take the summer off to give ourselves time to reflect and renew – and perhaps visit a few neighboring UU churches!

We are a religious community that values and respects diversity, freedom of thought, and faith in action. We support each other in our spiritual and life journeys and welcome all who join us. In our Worship Service, we strive to live our Vision of being a beloved community that is welcoming and inspirational, a place of understanding and acceptance, and where social justice and compassion guide our actions, and our worship.

The following paragraphs contain links that will help navigate you to information about all aspects of our Worship Services. 

Every week, in addition to sermons from our Minister and Guest Speakers that inspire, challenge, enlighten, and center us (see “Sermons“), our services include glorious music provided by our choir and its Music Director (see “Music Program“) and Religious Education for our children and youth, provided by dedicated volunteers and our Religious Education Professional.

We have lay-leaders who participate in Worship every Sunday, guiding us through the process. We share candles of Joy and Concern, asking each other to hold in their hearts the events of our lives.

A collection is taken every week, as the Melrose UU Church is completely self-supporting. We donate at least half of the cash in the collection plate to a worthwhile charitable organization, in turn supporting their mission by “Giving Beyond Our Walls“.

Our children often join us for the first quarter of the service, because we believe that children are full and contributing members of the church community. We are grateful for those among us who volunteer to teach and care for the children in our church. In addition to our religious education program, Nursery Care is available during worship service.

Inspiration, music, moments of silence and sharing – all of this and more build the foundation of our church community.

Please check out our Welcome and Newcomers pages for additional information for First Time Visitors.

Enter. Rejoice. And Come In!

(pictured above is our Ancestor’s Remembrance Table, created during our All Soul’s Service)