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 ...


April 2
Ken Nafziger will present "Don't simply retire from something - have something to retire to!"

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/).

April 9
Pastor Harvey Yoder will present "Faith in Action". Faith in Action is a inter-faith coalition working for greater justice, with and for immigrant and refugee neighbors. HUU is one of 19 Covenant Congregations participating in this initiative.

April 16
Pamela Philips will present "Engaging Easter."

Pam Philips is a long-time member of Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church UU in Charlottesville. She left her 20-year career as a middle school teacher to attend Meadville Lombard Theological School, graduating last spring and receiving preliminary fellowship last fall. She is getting ordained in June and looking forward to serving a congregation.

April 23
Rev. Barbro Hansson will present "Seeds of Transformation."

April 30
Rev Paul Britner will present "With Purpose and Power." Though often misunderstand as a faith tradition with no content in which one can believe whatever one wants to believe, Unitarian Universalists have a rich spiritual heritage that evolved from our Puritan ancestors. This message draws upon that history to suggest a few things that might be at the spiritual core of our faith.


May 7
Martha Sider will present our annual Flower Communion.

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/).

May 14
Kathryn Staub, our Director of Children's Exploration will present our service this morning.

May 21
Rev. Barbro Hansson will present our service this morning.

May 28
Amy Thompson will present our service this morning.