UUFA Sunday worship follows many of the patterns of our Protestant roots (hymn singing, prayers or meditation, a sermon, a children’s story) and yet allows for many new ideas to break forth. The minister might quote Hebrew or Christian scripture, read a poem by Mary Oliver or a passage by James Baldwin, or share wisdom from the world’s religions. Additionally, we honor the gifts of our lay members by having at least one lay-led service each month.
Our music is sometimes spirited, sometimes reflective, and almost always accompanied by our house band (featuring talented jazz pianist Neil Golden) and led by our Director of Music Amber Fetner.
We welcome children in worship. You’ll find crayons, coloring sheets, and fidget toys right inside the sanctuary door (and yes, all ages are welcome to use them). There’s a Time for All Ages (usually a story told by the minister or Director of Religious Exploration), and children are welcome to stay for the whole service or to go to their classes after the story.
Whether they’re in the sanctuary during the multigenerational time or for the whole service, be assured that “Wiggles are welcome!”
Assisted listening devices are always available from the ushers. A Braille hymnal and an ASL interpreter can be made available with advanced notice. Please contact the office (706-546-7914, ext. 5).
Casual clothes usually predominate though some folks like to don their “Sunday best” and find just as warm a welcome. And whether we’re online or in person, we like to linger for a time of Fellowship. Coffee or tea and a light snack are offered to help create an atmosphere of conviviality and conversation.