Sunday Services at Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalists

The Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalists holds Sunday services every Sunday from 10:30 AM until 11:30AM all year. A typical service will include the ritual lighting of the chalice and a chalice reading, singing of hymns, spoken and silent meditation, responsive readings, a musical performance by our pianist or guest musician, the sermon/talk and closing words. The congregation participates in the service through the sharing of joys and concerns and lively discussion following the sermon, which are practices unique to Unitarian Universalism.

Because we are lay-led, our services reflect the diverse gifts of the congregation, our guest ministers and our friends. We hope you will return more than once so that you can experience the variety of Sunday morning experiences we can offer you.

After the service, we invite you to stay coffee and conversation in our Community Cafe. On the first Sunday of each month, we invite you to join us for potluck. Below is a list of upcoming sermon topics. You can read previous sermons from some of the speakers on our sermon archives page and on our Community Cafe blog.

 During the school year (September to May), we offer adult programming on most Sundays from 9:00 to 10:00 am before the regular service. You are welcome to any program on a drop-in basis.  Read More ...


July 2
Catherine Stivers will present "Ritual: What is it, and why do we need it?"

Monthly Potluck following the service.

This Sunday is our monthly food drive. All nonperishable foods, and household staples such as toilet paper, bath soap, etc., can be placed in our grocery cart for donation to the local food pantry, Patchwork Pantry.   (For more about Patchwork Pantry, including ways to volunteer, see http://www.patchworkpantry.org/).

July 9
Rev Kate Lehman will present "Stigmata."

July 16
Diana Tovar Rojas will present "A  Peacebuilder Journey."

July 23
Join us for "Players and Bridges" with Merle Wenger and the Chalice Children.

July 30
Rev. Paul Britner will present “What makes us who we are?”  Rev. Paul tackles the nature vs. nurture question by looking at intersectionality—the idea that attributes such as gender, ethnicity, culture, etc. combine in different ways in each of us. This term originally arose in the context of how differently white women and women of color experience sexism and how that changes their respective agendas. This sermon enlarges that debate to apply it more broadly and to make it personal.


August 6
Steve Watson will present "A Postmodern Dilemma:  Commitment vs. Tolerance."

Monthly Potluck following the service.

This Sunday is our monthly food drive. All nonperishable foods, and household staples such as toilet paper, bath soap, etc., can be placed in our grocery cart for donation to the local food pantry, Patchwork Pantry.   (For more about Patchwork Pantry, including ways to volunteer, see http://www.patchworkpantry.org/).

August 13
Gabriela Luschei  will present "The Quality of Mercy: Restoring Chivalry in a Merciless World."

August 20
Rev. Kirk Ballin will present our service this morning.

August 27
Wonshé will present our service this morning.


September 3
Join us for our annual Ingathering and Water Communion service.

Monthly Potluck following the service.

This Sunday is our monthly food drive. All nonperishable foods, and household staples such as toilet paper, bath soap, etc., can be placed in our grocery cart for donation to the local food pantry, Patchwork Pantry.   (For more about Patchwork Pantry, including ways to volunteer, see http://www.patchworkpantry.org/).

September 10
Rev. Emma Chattin will present our service this morning.

September 17
Join us this morning for "Spirtitual Journey 202."

September 24
Rev. Barbro Hansson will present our service this morning.


October 1
Joint Worship Service and Picnic with the Waynesboro UU Fellowship. Details will follow.

October 8
Join us this morning for a membership service.

October 15
Rev. Kirk Ballin will present our service this morning.

October 22
Wonshe will present our service this morning.

October 29
Ally Fisher will present our service this morning.

5th Sunday Town Hall Meeting following the service.