2017-2018 Worship & Music Arts

On September 10, 2017, we return to our Fall schedule of Sunday Morning Worship Services with our Annual Ingathering Water Ceremony.  During this ceremony, members and friends are invited to co-mingle water from or symbolic of the places visited over the summer and to share a sentence or two about their summer adventures.  So please remember to collect a small amount of water from the places you go the next few months!

Our 2017-18 Worship and Touchstone Ministry Theme is “Reimaging the Common Good”  Services throughout the year will help shape a number of responses to this thematic request that we wrestle with what it means craft not only diverse community but one which supports goodness for all its members.  Throughout the year we will explore monthly sub-themes including: beauty, hospitality, faith, hope, justice, love, humility, transformation, beloved community, wisdom, liberty, and unity/diversity.  These themes will be explored in depth during Sunday morning worship, our monthly Soulful Sundown Vespers service (beginning on October 1, at 6 pm) and our Touchstone Small Group ministry (contact or if you are interested in join our small group ministry.)

Please CLICK HERE to view the 2017 – 2018 monthly Touchstone themes.

In addition to our annual and monthly themes we will continue our 50/50 Collections next year beginning on September 24 with the Central MA Interfaith Hospitality Network.  Other agencies and programs which will benefit from a 50/50 collection next year include: Daybreak Worcester, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, UUCW Emergency Fund, Jericho Road Worcester, Ascentria Care Alliance, LGBT Asylum Taskforce, Worcester Area Animal Rescue League, African Community Education Program, and Worcester Interfaith.

Are you interested in participating as part of one of our Worship Teams next year?  We are always looking for folks to help plan and conduct worship, help lead worship when we have a guest speaker, and plan special worship service opportunities.  Become a UUCW Worship Associate today!  Contact if you are interested.  We are always looking for folks to assist with lighting the chalice, reading the welcome, opening words, introduce the offertory, or assisting with sanctuary set up on Sunday mornings.  If you are interested in any of these opportunities please CLICK HERE to sign up for a Sunday task of your choosing.  Details related to these tasks will be emailed to you the week prior to the worship date.

Calling all singers and musicians!!!  Do you like to sing? Are you interested in participating in the UUCW Choir?  Have a musical talent you’d like to share?  Are you a solo performer?  If you answer yes to any of these questions then please contact UUCW Music Director, and we’ll make plans to include you in our worship plans for next year!

We look forward to a wonderful year of celebration, contemplation, music and fun!  Please join us!