Our regular Sunday Worship, Youth Program, Children's Religious Education & Nursery Care begin at 9:15 AM. Worship begins again at 11:15; there is no Religious Education classes at this time, but nursery care is available for children 5 and under.
What is a typical Sunday church service like?
Sunday Worship at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County generally includes opening music, the lighting of our chalice, hymns, sharing of joys and concerns, spoken or silent meditation, our Minister's sermon or a guest speaker's presentation, greeting of visitors, and closing words and music. Though our services follow fairly traditional structure, the content is usually quite different. Sermon topics vary from week to week, ranging from the exploration of world religions to interpretations of mystical writings, and perhaps to political topics.
What symbols do you display in your churches?
In the sanctuary of most Unitarian Universalist churches, you will find no traditional signs or symbols. However in some churches which have chosen to retain their liberal Christian identity, you may see a cross, open bible, or some other Christian symbol. A few churches display Christian symbols for historic purposes only. Other churches, demonstrating their belief that there is wisdom in each of the world's religions, display symbols of many faiths: Christian, Judaism, Islam, Eastern, Native American, and others.
In the UUCDC Sanctuary you will find some beautiful handcrafted quilts - made by some of our congregants and a through our large glass windows, a gorgeous view of the trees outdoors. You will also find a flaming chalice.
What is the significance of the flaming chalice?
This symbol, which came into widespread use in Sunday services during the last 20 years, is usually lit at the beginning of the service, accompanied by a simple spoken ritual. In our services today the chalice symbolizes wisdom, knowledge, and spiritual insight, and the flame that rises from the chalice represents the light of illumination and understanding.
What happens after church?
After our worship service we invite you to join us for fellowship and refreshments at our Fair Trade Coffee Hour. For more information about the church, we have a visitor's table, and informational bulletin board, and literature about Unitarian Universalism. Someone from our Membership Committee will greet you and answer your questions. If you have brought your children or youth with you and have signed in as a visitor, expect a call from our Director of Lifespan Religious Education. She will be able to answer any questions you might have about our programs for children and youth.