Worship at NUUC

In keeping with the Universalist tradition of hearing the spiritual voice of all congregants, NUUC schedules our minister to give three sermons per month with the other Sunday services led by laypersons from the congregation or outside speakers and ministers.

The content and format of services vary considerably.  We recommend that visitors come back several times to get a full appreciation of how we worship at NUUC.  To get a sense of the sermon messages, we have archived selected past sermons.  Learn more about Our Traditions and A Typical Year at NUUC.

Children participate in our religious education program and children’s chapel.  Learn more about our Children’s Religious Education program.


All services led by Rev. Susan Ritchie unless otherwise noted.

    • December 17, 2017 - Sunday Service

      Things You See in the Dark.   The hopefulness engendered by the holidays associated with this time of year all begin with a willingness to first sit with radical uncertainty.

    • December 21, 2017 - Winter Solstice Service and Drum Circle

      ChristmasStarCome share in a worship full of poetry, music, and candlelight; with rituals for releasing the past and setting our fresh intentions as wheel of the year turns yet again.  The service will be in the sanctuary from 7:00 PM-7:40 PM.  All interested are invited to stay for a drum circle that will take place in Fellowship Hall at 8:00 PM (bring a drum and/or extra drums if you can).  Solstice treats of mulled punch and fresh clementines will be served in between the events.  This special seasonal event is open to the whole community; please share this announcement with your friends and neighbors!

    • December 24, 2017 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

      Please join us for a traditional  intergenerational Christmas Eve service with candlelight, song, story and message, 7:00 PM.    (No morning worship this Christmas Eve Sunday).