Archives: Services

Blue Holiday Evening Service

A contemplative and reflective service for those in the community who are still suffering losses, who suffer from seasonal sadness, or simply don’t get into the holiday “cheer” and could do with less glitter all around. Multi-platform: in the sanctuary, and at the usual worship zoom link. If you need help getting the link, please contact Emily at office@starrking.org.… Read the rest

Mystery and Wonder

Unitarian Universalism’s first source, from a living tradition of wisdom and spirituality, is “direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder.” In these transitional times for our church and wider world, what sustains us?

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Winter Wonderland

All ages are welcome in the winter wonderland! Join us for this intergenerational service with Rev. Ruth Rinehart and Family Ministry leader Lorie Miller.

Order of Service

  • Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Opening Hymn: # 361 Enter Rejoice and Come In
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Chalice Lighting
  • Lighting Advent Candle
  • Call to Worship
  • SoUUlful Families Ministry
  • Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Hymn: #388 Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Sermon: Wonder, Wondering, by Rev Ruth
  • Offertory
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Benediction
  • Closing Hymn:
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Whalesong

What can our deepest relatives in the sea teach us about facing the vast changes due to climate change with resilience and hope?

Order of Service

  • Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Opening Hymn: #1064, Blue Boat Home
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Chalice Lighting
  • Lighting of the Advent Candle
  • Hymn: #299, Make Channels for the Streams of Love
  • Call to Worship
  • Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Musical Meditation
  • Sermon: Whalesong, Rev. Cat Boyle
  • Offertory
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Benediction
  • Closing Hymn:
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Transgender Resilience & Remembrance

Our trans siblings are lifted up this day. In honor for bravery in transgressing gender policing. In honor for resilience in the fact of extreme challenges. In honor for resilience in pointing the way to collective liberation, a more beautiful world in which every body is sacred.

Order of Service

  • Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Opening Hymn: #1053 How Could Anybody
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Chalice Lighting
  • Music: Ploughshare Prayer, by Spencer LaJoye
  • Call to Worship
  • Candles of Joys, Sorrows
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Changes or Transitions?

This week we are reflecting on change and transition. What’s the difference? Changes are facts, but transitions are psychological and spiritual processes.

Children will stay for the first first 15-20 minutes of the service. Reverend Ruth leads.

Order of Service

  • Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Opening Hymn: #1024, When the Spirit Says Do
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Chalice Lighting
  • Time for All Ages
  • Music: All that you have is your soul, Tracy Chapman
  • Call to Worship
  • Candles of Joys, Sorrows
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The Only Lasting Truth is Change

Explore with us the astonishing Earthseed writings from Octavia Butler, original AfroFuturist.

Order of Service

  • Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Opening Hymn: #361, Enter Rejoice and Come In
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Chalice Lighting
  • Hymn: #131, Love Will Guide Us
  • Call to Worship
  • Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Musical Meditation
  • Homily
  • Offertory
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Benediction
  • Closing Hymn: #402, From You I Receive

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