Worship at United Church

“Gatherings for worship are dress rehearsals of life lived by the grace of God.” John E. Burkhart

 

congregation on right

The worship of God is central to the life of our congregation. Together, we celebrate the that unites and strengthens us for active witness and service, providing a compassionate response and working for justice. Committed to a vibrant and dynamic worship life, our worship is informed by tradition and relevant to contemporary life and needs. Through preaching, through music and the arts, and through a variety of worship experiences throughout the year, we are encouraged to encounter God’s Word by exploring a variety of spiritual practices, which use all of our senses

We are led in worship by musicians and readers, as well as the pastor. Our welcoming service is supported by the Worship and Spiritual Life Committee and by those who usher, care for the building, and serve as greeters.

While our K-12 Education program runs concurrent with worship, children are welcome in worship at any time. There are children’s activity packets available at both doors.

The Lord’s Supper

communion on the table

We share the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of every month. On this Sunday, God’s children of all ages are in worship, so that we might come to the Table as one family and share the Meal together. We are servants at the Table, welcoming all those whom the Host has invited to share in the bread of life and the cup of forgiveness.

 

Baptism & Dedication

Reflective of our heritage in both the American Baptist Churches USA and the Presbyterian Church USA, we practice both infant baptism and dedication and believer’s baptism and have available means to offer baptism by sprinkling or immersion. Baptisms and dedications are celebrated in services of public worship and are scheduled by the Pastor with the concurrence of the Board. If you or someone in your household is interested in being baptized or dedicated, please speak to the Pastor or email her at lindaeven@theucf.org.

baptism ceremony

baptism