Inspire. Accept. Seek. Deepen. These concepts guide our worship.

We come together on Sundays to celebrate shared ministry, build beloved community and explore questions.  Our Minister, Rev. Misty-Dawn Shelly, preaches most Sundays, with lay leaders and visiting ministers speaking the remaining weeks.

Sermons are offered on a variety of topics and our Minister draws from many sources to create a worship service, including music, story, poetry, and meditation. Our UU sources include the wisdom of the world religions, science, personal experiences, and the words and deeds of those who exemplify compassion, justice, and the transforming power of love.

Once a month we have a multigenerational service when the Youth Religious Education participants are integrated into worship. Our multigenerational services are dynamic and have included skits, arts and crafts, activities, and songs, that engage our youngest and oldest together in beloved community.

2016- 2017 Worship Themes 

Theme-based ministry encourages deepening our Unitarian Universalist theologies and identities. Rev. Shelly has created this year’s themes with an awareness of our mission statement and congregational goals:

  • September: Covenant
  • October: Letting Go
  • November: Freedom
  • December: Expectation
  • January: Resistance
  • February: Passion
  • March: Risk
  • April: Memory
  • May: Embodiment

Worship Services & Times

Services are held each Sunday starting at 11:00 AM and generally last about an hour.  We have coffee and refreshments immediately following the service. Nursery care is available from 10:45 AM through 12:15 PM for infants through age 3. Children of all ages are encouraged to worship with their family during the beginning of the service. The congregation will “sing them out” to our Youth Religious Education programs around 11:15.

Choir Ministry ­ 

Our worship service includes choral music performed by our choir. We welcome everyone and prior musical training is NOT necessary. The choir rehearses every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.  The choir generally performs two or three music pieces in worship once a month. We sing a large variety of music that celebrates the earth, season, and Unitarian Universalist ideals ranging from pop/jazz to traditional classical repertoire. There is truly something for everyone!

Childcare is available for choir rehearsal.  Questions: contact our Music Director – music@uufortwayne.org.