From September through May we offer a service at 10:00 a.m. which lasts about an hour and after the service there is an open gathering for coffee, snacks and fellowship. Once per month the offertory is dedicated to a non-profit agency or humanitarian cause that reflects Unitarian Universalist values; this is referred to as “Change for Change.”
During the summer months there are programs every Sunday usually starting at 10:00 a.m. although the times may vary according to the program being offered. Often such programs take advantage of the nice Laramie summer weather and involve outdoor activities.
Our minister is part-time and offers a formal worship service twice per month during the formal church year. Lay-led services are offered in the weeks between the minister-led services as well as during summer services.
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- Sermon topics range from theological concepts to current events and typically are based around monthly themes which are part of a larger UU movement and connect us to UUs around the country who are using the same set of themes. Services include a time for worshippers to share their joys and concerns, readings related to sermon and program content by lay leaders, responsive recitations by the congregation and music.
- First-time visitors are invited to stand to be recognized if they are comfortable doing so. This way we can recognize and greet newcomers during coffee hour.
- Visitors who wish to do so may fill out a Visitor Card (found in the pew backs) and will receive an electronic copy of the UUFL Newsletter and a formal “Welcome” letter from the minister. Visitors will also be given a temporary yellow name tag which helps us know you’re new. After visitors begin to attend services on a regular basis, white name tags will replace the yellow ones.
- Children are always welcome in worship services. Religious Education classes and nursery care are often available for younger children who join us in the sanctuary at the beginning of services for a special Story for All Ages after which we sing them on their way to the class. If children who remain in the sanctuary during the service become restless, you may move to the church office where you can still view and hear the service.