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 ...


September 3
Linda Dove will present "The Power of Naming."

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 "Faith... and Trust."

September 17
Join us for our annual Ingathering and Water Communion service. All are invited to bring some water from a place that is special, perhaps from summer travels or other special places (you are welcome to use water we will supply), and gather for a celebration of togetherness.  You will be invited, one by one, to pour your water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, each person who brought it tells why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources. 

September 24
Then & Now - This Sunday, our guest minister, the Rev. Barbro Hansson, will speak about the halting journey toward racial justice within the Unitarian Universalist Association. Is the arc of the moral universe bending toward justice? And what about our country? Sharing her own awakenings about racism, Barbro will reflect on what she, as an immigrant, has observed and learned during the past 43 years.


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.


November 5
Rev. Kate Lehman will present our service this morning.

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/).

November 12
Join Zak Gordon for Spiritual Journey 202.

November 19
Linda Dove will present our service this morning.

November 26
Ken Nafziger will present a musical service this morning.


December 3
Wonshé  will present our service this morning.

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/).

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

December 17
Rev. Barbro Hansson will present our service this morning.

December 24
Merle Wenger will present our service this morning.

December 31
Rev. Paul Britner will present our service this morning.