Why we worship together
We gather together in spiritual community because we need constant reminders of what matters most in life. In a world of heartbreak and dehumanization, our congregations and communities call us to our better selves. We learn to live with more wisdom, more connection, and more compassion.
Our Worship Services are weekly reflections that weave together our own thoughts and experiences with music, beauty, poetry, and words that both comfort and challenge. Our programs for all ages inspire us, and awaken us to our capacities to make a difference in our own lives and in the world.
We are inspired not just by religious sources but by the people with whom we journey: the diverse and spirited Unitarian Universalists.
Through religious education programs, we provide adults, young adults, youth and children an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages, inspiring:
Ethical growth: internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
Social growth: connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
Spiritual growth: feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Worship during the pandemic
Each week, until we can once again meet in our wonderful Fellowship building, we worship together virtually on Zoom. We generally feature one of three kinds of Sunday Service starting at 11:00 Central.
Home grown. Most weeks, our Worship team prepares and prerecords thoughtful and thought-provoking virtual worship services. These are often led by interesting guest speakers, but sometimes our own members will deliver thoughtful "reflections." We often feature music performed by our own UUFW Choir members, alongside music, inspirational, and educational content provided to us by the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Adult Religious Education. One week each month, we devote the hour to a "deep dive" into spiritual, theological, historical and practical matters. Our Adult Religious Studies director, Bruce Allen, will guide us. Click here for additional information.
Ride-Along Services. Every once and a while, we will attend the service of another UU Fellowship or Church, or may stream a service provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Besides broadening our perspectives, this gives our hard-working Worship Team a little time off.
Social Connection with "Virtual Coffee"
Before and after each service, we greet and socialize with one another. Before the pandemic (and again, hopefully soon) we have met for coffee and snacks, both before and after services, in the Derrick Fellowship Hall. Until we eventually meet in person again, our "coffee time" is virtual, via Zoom, but the conversations and fellowship are real.
This is a great time for guests to get to know members, and vice versa. It's also a time for us to share joys and sorrows we've experienced during the week, with sympathetic and understanding friends. If you wish to share with a smaller group, we provide a small, more intimate chat room for that purpose.
How to Join Us on Sunday
Get a Front Row Pew at the Fellowship!
Please join us this and every Sunday on Zoom for our
weekly virtual worship service and social time.
10:30 - 10:59 Sign in to Zoom and say "hi" to everyone.
11:00 - 11:59 Virtual Sunday Service
12:00 - 12:30 Continue with "virtual coffee" and real conversation.
How to View Past Sunday Services
We've been recording our Sunday services since the pandemic began. We're currently in the process of editing posting prior services to our new website, which you may access using the button below, but it will take a while before they're all there so we thank you for your patience.