A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

This session introduces worship with our UU faith communities as a sign of our faith. Children learn some components of a Unitarian Universalist worship service and create a mini-worship together.

Activity 4, Worship Planning Stations will work best with additional adult or older youth volunteers to help small teams of children choose readings and actions to contribute to a mini-worship service. For this activity, you may wish to provide worship resources the children explored or created in previous sessions. Read the activity carefully and give yourself time to collect these materials.

Goals

This session will:

  • Demonstrate how congregational worship gathers us to attend to values and share practices Unitarian Universalists believe are important
  • Define common components of a Unitarian Universalist worship service
  • Engage participants in building and enacting a short worship service.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand how UU congregational worship invites participants to share values and practices that are important
  • Create and lead components of a typical worship service and discover how the components relate to each other.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.