Worship - What to Expect
Our services may be similar to many churches that you have attended, however, at our congregation we draw from different sources of wisdom (Jewish, Christian, and other world religions. For more information about Unitarian Universalism - and our congregation in particular - please take a look at our visitors page.
If you are visiting for the first time and know the general way of church services in America, our Sunday services will follow a familiar rhythm. An Order of Service helps both visitors and members follow that day's service. Some churches distribute bulletins as a guide to the service. At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, we use an Order of Service. (Please see column at right.)
Children are most welcome. Children usually begin the morning with their parents in the worship service. Early in the program, we have "Words for All Ages," a five-minute story or discussion with the minister or a lay person. When the conversation is complete, the children go to their religious education rooms as the congregation "sings them out." See our Religious Education page for more information about what you and your children might expect from the Sunday morning RE classes.
After services, please join us downstairs for coffee after the service. This is where you will get to know many of our current congregants and have the opportunity to ask questions. We welcome you!
Youth Religious Education
Sermon Archives 2015
Sermon Archives pre-2015
Typical Order of Service