WHAT ARE SUUF SERVICES LIKE?
Skylands UU is a lay-led congregation, meaning that members from the Fellowship manage all aspects of our organization, through volunteer committees and elected congregational boards. Lay members also design and lead the majority of Sunday Services, which follow a monthly theme. We also invite outside members of the community to occasionally lead services. During the fall and spring we generally have one Sunday each month that is a "Service Sunday", where we all work on buildings and grounds projects together rather than having a presentation.
Each service follows a similar format including chalice lighting, readings, music, a time for expression of Joys & Concerns, Offeratory, a children's story, closing words, and extinguishing the chalice. The content of the main presentation can be very different week to week so we encourage folks to come back a few times to get a feel for the full range of all we have to offer.
There are also classes for the children during many services, although there are also services designed to be multigenerational and include children.
We will explore September's theme of 'Expectation' through a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley. She discusses how the stories we tell ourselves are important and create expectations for how we see the world.
There will be RE classes for the children.
September's theme: Expectation
'Does the Story Have an Ending?' (RE classes will meet)
October's theme: Belonging
Service, TBA (RE classes will meet)