Worship Service Materials

If you are going to present a service at HUU, the following worship materials are available for your use.

Leading the Sunday Service: Preparing the Order of Service

The order of service is the small program we hand out each Sunday morning. As facilitator, you provide the information for the order of service to the preparer, sending it to .

Use the outline provided here: Order of Service  send to  for printing. (updated October 17, 2017)

Deadline for OOS submission is 4 PM the Wednesday before the Sunday service.

Leading the Sunday Service at HUU: the Script

The document below contains guidance on leading a Sunday service and a complete script of the order of elements (the liturgy) we usually follow.

As facilitator, you will select the hymns, readings, and special elements (meditation, guest music, special activity) that you will use and insert them into the script.

You will NOT find a copy of the script on the lectern so make sure you download a copy and prepare your own script so that it reflects your plan for the morning.

You are welcome and encouraged to personalize the wording of the repeating elements of the service so that the words you speak feel natural to you.

Our Typical Order of Service and How to Use It (updated October 2017)

InstructionsOur Typical Order of Service and How to Use It in Word format.   Script Our Typical Order of Service and How to Use It in Word format.

Instructions    Script

Readings, Meditations, Children's Stories, Openings and Closings

  • UUA's WorshipWeb - WorshipWeb includes a searchable collection of prayers, meditations, readings, and words to open or close your service. Entire services are also available. WorshipWeb includes Learning Guides on UU worship theory, planning worship, starting a service, leading mediation, using readings and closing a service.
  • Chalice Lighting Readings - a selection of readings that can be used for the chalice reading.
  • Offering words  a selection of words that can be used when asking for the offering

Sound System

If you need information on using the sound system, see Sound System document Our Typical Order of Service and How to Use It in Word format.