The origin of the word “worship” is in the Old English weorthscipe, meaning to ascribe worth to something, or even to shape things of worth. Worship helps individuals and community to shape worth — to take what is worthy and give it shape.
At South Valley UU, we gather for our Sunday morning services to nurture our spirits, to further our search for truth, and to provide a warm, open, supportive community for all who enter our doors. Worship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion.
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for truth and meaning. We celebrate a diversity of beliefs. Our worship services include music, beauty, poetry, and words that both comfort and challenge. Through worship, we are awakened to our capacities to make a difference in our own lives and in the world.
Topics for the worship service vary between spiritually inspiring sermons, services regarding religious responses to happenings in our world, calls for justice, and wisdom from prophetic women and men throughout the ages. Our minister speaks 3-4 times a month. On other Sundays we hear from guest ministers, community speakers, or lay members of our congregation.