Worship at United Church
Sundays at 8:45 am – Worship and Communion
Includes a weekly children’s worship component and periodic special music by the children’s vocal and bell choirs. United Voices of Praise, our gospel choir, sings monthly. There is communion each Sunday.
10 am Coffee Hour and Sunday School opportunities for all ages
Sundays at 11 am Worship
Our Chancel Choir sings primarily at this service. Worship is also periodically enriched at both services by our Chamber Singers, handbell choirs, orchestra, and many small groups and soloists. There is a children’s worship component to the service, and communion is offered the first Sunday of each month. ASL (American Sign Language) translation is provided at the 11:00 am worship service.
La Mesa y Café (11:15 am)
La Mesa y Café is an bilingual worship service of United Church to enhance the diversity, spirituality and faith of people in a radically, welcoming and inclusive space where the table of the Lord becomes the sacred meeting space. Led weekly by Reverend David Mateo.
Child care for infants through kindergarteners is provided in the lower level nursery and playground area during both worship services and the church school hour.
We offer healing prayer by laying on hands at every service of communion. Worshipers are invited to ask for prayer for themselves or for someone they know.
Children’s worship services are held monthly at 10 am in the Sanctuary during the Church School year.
We celebrate communion every Sunday at the 8:45AM service and on the first Sunday of the month at the 11AM service. We believe that the Lord’s Table is truly God’s Table . . . Christ is the host. The Table of the Lord is open to all who wish to eat at the table with Christ and in fellowship with others. We come forward, pulling a piece of bread from the loaf and dipping the bread into the cup (intinction). If you are not able to come forward for communion, please raise your hand and communion will be brought to you.
Baptism is the symbolic entry into the Church of Jesus Christ. It is a personal and community celebration and thus typically performed in the context of a worship service.
While our primary tradition is infant baptism, we know there are families whose tradition is waiting for individuals to make that decision themselves. Thus, we offer adolescents a confirmation/discipleship class — to confirm those who were previously baptized and to prepare those for baptism who now wish to become disciples of Christ. We also offer adult believer baptism.
Special Services include:
- Taizé Services: These are ecumenical meditative services of music, prayer, readings, and silent meditation in the tradition of the Taizé Community in France.
- Children’s Church and Youth Church services – once a month
- Stewardship Sunday
- Sunday evening Advent Services
- Service of Lessons and Carols
- Christmas Eve: Family Service (4 pm); Candlelight Service (7 pm); Candlelight Service (9 pm); Candlelight service of communion (11 pm)
- Holden Evening Prayer – Epiphany Service
- Ash Wednesday Service
- Maundy Thursday Service
- Good Friday Services – Good Friday Service (12 pm); Good Friday Taizé Service (7:30 pm)
- Easter Sunday: Sunrise Service (7 am); Easter Sunday 8:45 am and 11 am services Confirmation Sunday
- Laity Sunday