Worship

Worship is a vital part of our community. It is a time when the congregation comes together to be spiritually renewed and even challenged.

Sunday Services are at 9:30am and 11:00am from September thru June. There is only one service on Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends and the Sunday after Thanksgiving and Christmas. Single services are held at 10:15.

The home page shows the time of the next two Sunday services and who the main preacher is for the day.

Our minister usually preaches 3 times a month and our great worship team takes the fourth Sunday.

Dress is casual neat. There is no dress code except to be dressed.

UUCWNC Choir

The UUCWNC Choir sings one Sunday a month, during both services, from September thru June.  All are welcome to join, you do not need to know how to read music.  Practice recordings are distributed each month for those who like the extra help of hearing their voice part highlighted.

Meeting Times: Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesdays 6:45-8:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary, from the first week in September through mid-June.

Worship Team

The Worship Team provides weekly support to the Minister and Lay Service Leader(s), including setting up the Sanctuary and enlisting Offertory Ushers and Chalice Lighters.  On Sundays when the Minister is away, the Team provides quality Lay-led worship services which seek to affirm and promote our Unitarian Universalist values and offer inspiration, edification, and solace to all who attend. We welcome all who wish to join the Worship Team!

Meeting Times:  Second Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m.

Time Commitment: Meetings last approximately an hour.  Worship Team members who lead services prepare homilies and/or sermons which may take a number of hours to research and write.

Contact:  Thea Hagepanos   worship@uucwnc.org

 

Worship Assocaite

Worship Associates assist with Sunday services by providing components of the service such as the welcome, chalice lighting words, responsive reading, and offertory words. Worship Associates may be asked to provide other parts of the service as requested by the worship leader.

Meeting Times:  No meetings, but specific directions are provided by the worship leader the week prior to the service.

Time Commitment: Varies depending on the duties taken on.

Contact:  Rev. Cheryl  revcheryl@uucwnc.org

Greeters

Greeters provide a welcoming face to each individual who enters the Sanctuary for Sunday service(s). Greeting members, friends, and visitors on Sunday morning is a great way to get to know people and for people to get to know you.  There is no special training.  Greeters arrive 15 minutes before each Sunday service, welcome each person entering the Sanctuary, and provide an Order of Service.

Meeting Times: No scheduled meetings.

Time Commitment:

Contact:  Rev. Cheryl  revcheryl@uucwnc.org

Counters

Counters (a team of two) count the Sunday collection, prepare an office collection report, fill out a deposit ticket and take the deposit to the bank. There are four teams of counters; each team counts one Sunday per month.

Meeting Times: No scheduled meetings.

Time Commitment:  One hour, one Sunday a month.

Contact: Don Wood   donaldgwood@gmail.com

Recorder Consort

Recorder Consort provides participants with the enjoyment of playing music together and improving musical skills. The Consort contributes a broad scope of experiences for the Congregation during Sunday services.

Meeting Times:  Weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, from September-June.  (Meeting times may vary June-September.

Time Commitment:  In addition to the weekly practices members of the Consort are expected to spend time at home learning and polishing the skills on their individual parts. Time commitments vary depending on the skill level of the member.   Attendance must be regular and ongoing.

Additional Information:  Individuals interested in playing in the consort should be able to read music, ideally having played another instrument or sung in a choir.  Members will need to purchase a recorder for participation, initially costing from $35 to $80 for an instrument.  There may be a modest expense associated with the purchase of music.

Contact: Cheryl Lietz  cheryllietz68@gmail.com