Welcome to the WorshipLab
This new space is where we roll up our sleeves and get down to the business of crafting worship — which is about more than just choosing words. We expect to publish posts every three weeks on a range of worship-related topics. Upcoming guest bloggers include Becky Brooks and the Revs. Kristin Grassel Schmidt & Christian Schmidt.
What's the Big Deal about Embodied Imagery in Worship?In Unitarian Universalist worship, we march for justice and stand for causes all the time; we also see clearly, raise our voices, and hear the truth. We bless the hands that reach out, and the feet that follow the ways of righteousness. If we like something, chances are good...By Suzanne Fast | 5/29/2017
A Commitment to Multicultural WorshipIn every worship service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, you’ll hear diverse voices, sources, and viewpoints. The congregation is committed to being a multicultural community, and honors that commitment in every service in a measurable, noticeable way: at least...By Christian Schmidt, Kristin Grassel Schmidt | 3/7/2017
Silence, Please (Or, How Worship Leaders Are Losing a Golden Opportunity)Experienced worship leaders will tell you that on some Sundays, our people arrive to worship in such extravert mode that their lively chatter fills the room, while on other mornings our people arrive subdued and reflective, and the worship space feels heavy with anticipation. We...By Erika A. Hewitt | 2/9/2017