The origin of the word “worship” is in the Old English weorthscipe, meaning to ascribe worth to, or shape things of worth. Worship helps us shape worth – to take what is worthy and give it shape.
Worship at South Valley varies from week to week and is organized around a monthly theme or worship series. Music, rituals, stories, and opportunities for reflection, growth, and spiritual learning are woven together to create our services. Past themes have included courage in the face of climate change and building healthy relationships. We seek to ask the hard questions in our hearts
– the ones without clear-cut answers – and create a community where diverse approaches to common concerns can be discussed and utilized with the utmost respect and care for one another.
Our monthly themes are the basis of our “SoulMatters” small groups which meet monthly to practice deep listening and opportunities to engage in reflective conversations.
In a UU Congregation, we light a chalice at the start of our worship services and before our meetings and events. This is our way of reminding one another that the time we share with each other is important and sacred.