Worship at NUUC

In keeping with the Universalist tradition of hearing the spiritual voice of all congregants, NUUC schedules our minister to give three sermons per month with the other Sunday services led by laypersons from the congregation or outside speakers and ministers.

The content and format of services vary considerably.  We recommend that visitors come back several times to get a full appreciation of how we worship at NUUC.  To get a sense of the sermon messages, we have archived selected past sermons.  Learn more about Our Traditions and A Typical Year at NUUC.

Children participate in our religious education program and children’s chapel.  Learn more about our Children’s Religious Education program.


All services led by Rev. Susan Ritchie unless otherwise noted.

    • March 4, 2018 - Sunday Service

      The younger children are with us for the first part of worship, and the sixth graders and up for the whole service, as we introduce this month’s theme in worship and religious education, “Joy.”  Then former NUUC member and psychologist Dr. Dwayne Smith offers the sermon–a creative exploration of the differences between the evangelical community he grew up in, and what we see today.

    • March 11, 2018 - Sunday Service

      A Bjoyrief History of Joy. Each person, culture, and historical era has a unique path.  Yours need not look like anyone else’s.

    • March 18, 2018 - Sunday Service

      Commissioned Lay Minister Teri Cornell offers the worship today.

    • March 25, 2018 - Sunday Service

      The New Exodus. Can radical joy decolonize our hearts, minds, and spirits this Passover season?