Our Sunday worship draws on diversity of belief, theology and the Living Tradition of Unitarian Universalism. You may recognize the order of service but be surprised as well. A sermon, choir and congregational singing are featured, plus a variety of traditional and contemporary readings. We light our chalice flame, which may be explained as a symbol of “the light of truth found in the cup of life.” The children begin the morning with us so we have a Time for All Ages—usually a story. Afterwards our children go to their Religious Education classes with their leaders. You may light a silent or spoken candle of joy or sorrow at an appropriate time. The service is crafted by the Minister and Music Director with input from the Director of Religious Education. Once per month we invite a lay person or guest to lead the service. The Worship Associates and several others make help make our services happen. Please see our Sunday Worship page for more information and a schedule of services for the month.
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On some Sundays, programs are held after the Service at 11 a.m. on various topics. 2015 brought changes to the group that organized these events every week. Until further notice, check Event information or the Calendar for a particular week. Those requesting to hold an Enrichment program may speak with the minister to arrange for a date and notice to the congregation until a new organizer is on board.
Children’s Religious Education
This program runs concurrently with the service. Please see the Religious Education page for further details.
Starr King is a community of fellowship and caring. When a member becomes ill, has an accident or other need, there are members and friends who want to cook a meal, provide transport, come and read, help with yard or other handy work or just come and visit. If you are interested in helping or need assistance please contact The Reverend Dr. Linda Barnes or Deedie Kriebel.
The Small Groups are designed to:
- foster connection and caring with others;
- provide an avenue for personal growth and spiritual development;
- explore important life issues in a comfortable setting and without homework;
- serve our community and the needs of one another.
The Covenant Group Program is open to anyone within the Fellowship who might wish to participate. Small Groups generally meet twice a month, with each group deciding on a day and time. There are groups meeting on a weekday afternoon, Sunday afternoon and most weekday evenings. Sessions last about two hours. Contact the Fellowship at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Small Group Ministry or to find out when a new group is starting.
Community Plate Offerings
Once a month we donate our entire collection plate to a non-profit organization in the community. A representative from the organization speaks about their good works at a Sunday Service. The collection is then taken at the following service. See the Starr King View Newsletters page for more information.