What to Expect at a South Valley Service
South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (SVUUS) is a welcoming community. We accept you and your family just as you are. Come celebrate, worship, learn, and grow with us! Dress is casual, wear what makes you comfortable. On a typical Sunday….
Our whole community, children and adults, gather in our sunlit Sanctuary.
We start worship by lighting the chalice and reciting the affirmation.
A brief story for all ages is shared, with children welcome to gather on the floor around the reader. Afterward, kids and teens participants are invited to join our leaders and participate in RE activities on the lower level . (Children are always welcome to remain upstairs with their parents for the entire worship service, if they wish.)
Music by our professionally-led choirs and instrumental groups (and the congregation!) is integral to every service.
A member of the community shares a personal story, and we take time for meditation, prayer, and recitation. The minister or lay leader delivers the sermon.
After we extinguish the chalice, we gather in the Social Hall for coffee and snacks. Visitors are welcome. We’re friendly, but not pushy!