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 ...


June 4
Wonshé will present "Spiritual Imagination: You only need a step ladder to touch the moon..."

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/).

June 11
Rev. Emma Chattin will present "Gathered Together." How is personal or spiritual growth in a religious community different than personal or spiritual growth outside a religious community? What is it that we learn over time when we join a religious community, and how are we changed by the experience?

June 18
Rev. Kirk Ballin will present "Principle Number 2: There Is Only One Sin."

June 25
Ray Hertzler will present To Be or Not To Be: Married.


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 our service this morning.

July 16
Diana Tovar Rojas will present our service this morning.

July 23
TBA

July 30
Rev. Paul Britner will present our service this morning.