Worship is UUCV’s calling card. It is the first way that most people come to know UUCV and what we stand for. Members of the worship committee make every effort to honor both the diversity that exists within our walls and the diversity of people who might someday walk through our doors. The principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Mission and Covenant of UUCV guide the readings we choose, the words we write, the songs we sing, and the silence we hold.
The worship committee ensures that UUCV has consistently excellent worship by supporting worship when Rev. Aija is present and leading worship when she is absent. The participation of the worship committee ensures that UUCV hears multiple voices and perspectives from the pulpit. Multi-vocal worship embodies the ideas of a covenanted community that upholds the priesthood of all believers rather than a top down theology that emphasizes one voice.
The worship committee includes people with a diversity of beliefs, life experiences, and theologies. This allows us to speak to many different people within the congregation. Supporting our continuing quest for excellence in worship, we used Erika Hewitt’s Book, The Shared Pulpit, as our 2016-17 study guide to improve sermon preparation. Members of the committee continue to work to provide more, and more honest, feedback to each other. Worship associates are committed to excellence in worship because it is the place where we publicly express and live our shared values.
The members of the worship committee represent some of the diversity of the congregation. The more people who step into this ministry, the more the rich tapestry of UUCV will be represented in worship. The worship committee never stops working to improve. We would be grateful for any feedback going forward. It can be intimidating to step into the pulpit, and it is encouraging to hear when our words have touched something in people. At the same time (gentle) suggestions for improvement help us to provide the best worship possible. If you are interested in more information, please check the UUCV website, contact Reverend Aija, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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