The term worship is problematic for some of us at LUF. For some, it seems too closely linked to traditional church. However, roots to the word give us the meaning of “shaping worth”. This is very much what we endeavour to work at with our Sunday services, programming and social justice activities.
Our services happen every Sunday at 10:30 am. and usually last 60-90 minutes. During the summer, there are no services on holiday weekends. During the 2020-2021 COVID pandemic, our services were held on;ine on Zoom. As of fall 2021, multi-platform services are being held in-person and online.
Our worship services are diverse in nature, utilizing lay members of our congregation, guest speakers from the greater community, and visiting Unitarian Universalist or other ministers and leaders. Community dialogue sometimes follows each speaker, as well as coffee and informal conversation.
Each year, we hold a special Christmas and New Years service. A flower communion is held each spring and a water communion each fall. Pagan / Earth-centered services are also held a few times a year. Many of our services in the past featured talented professional musicians, instrumental or vocal, including members of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, thanks to our former music director, Heather Morrison.