What To Expect In Our Services
The order of service for our congregation is based on the elements of traditional Jewish and Christian worship: readings, music, silence, sharing, giving, and sermon. The content of our services draws from many sources including: human experience, the writings and stories of prophetic men and women, world religious traditions, humanism, and earth-centered traditions. As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, our message is eclectic and inclusive, offered in a spirit of acceptance and love.
Music is an important part of our worship services. We frequently have piano and recorder music and local musicians are often part of our worship services. We usually sing three songs from our Unitarian Universalist hymnal or other sources of inspirational music.
We participate in worship in a variety of ways. Over the course of a worship service we engage and share with each other through the passing of the peace, sharing of joys and sorrows, prayer and meditation, singing hymns, and listening to each other and our worship leader.
In worship, members give of themselves by participating in lay services, helping to prepare the worship space, greeting people at the door, singing in the choir, and much more! Each week we collect food for the People’s Pantry and we also collect an offering for the ongoing work of the congregation. Once each month we give away our collection to an organization doing justice work in the Berkshires.
Half of the services each month are led by our minister, the Reverend Carol Allman-Morton. Other services are led by guest speakers, clergy, or people from our congregation. To see the upcoming worship calendar, please look at our current newsletter