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, ritual, stories and opportunities for reflection, growth and spiritual learning are woven together to create our services. Past themes have included reflections on courage in the face of climate change and building healthy relationships with one another and the world at large. 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 held with respect and care for each other.
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.