Our Approach

SONY DSC“It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates God’s presence to humanity.” C.S. Lewis

 

The style of our worship strives to be in keeping with what we believe to be the character of God. Therefore, reverence, holiness, mystery, and awe mark our worship. God is the subject of our worship. We seek to worship according to the instruction of Jesus, “God is spirit, and those who worship God must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24)

Worship at UBC relies heavily on lay leadership. Our members participate each Sunday by leading litanies, prayers and scripture readings. Children are included in leadership and the Associate Minister presents a short children’s sermon each Sunday. Our pastor bases his sermons a new set of weekly scripture readings called the Narrative Lectionary. He strives to preach so that we all find our place within the biblical story.

UBC follows the liturgical calendar and observes Advent, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Maundy Thursday, Easter, Pentecost, and World Communion Sunday. Special emphases, worship aids, colors, and banners highlight each season or Holy day.