Sundays at UUCB
Each week we publish our order of service here in time for Sunday morning worship https://uubinghamton.org/order-of-service/
We invite you to join us online each Sunday at 10:30am for our Sunday service, followed by social hour. Here’s the connection information:
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+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 979 8969 6520
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- Unitarian Universalist Congregation Binghamton, 183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 (all services are online until further notice)
- Sunday service begins 10:30am followed by social hour
- The first Sunday of the month, service is followed by workshops for all ages at 11:30am
- Children’s program begins 10:30am
- Childcare available
- Ample parking onsite
- Dress is casual
- Upcoming services
We gather together in spiritual community because we need constant reminders of what matters most in life. In a world of heartbreak and dehumanization, our congregations and communities call us to our better selves. We learn to live with more wisdom, more connection, and more compassion.
Our Worship Services are weekly reflections that weave together our own thoughts and experiences with music, beauty, poetry, and words that both comfort and challenge. Our programs for all ages inspire us, and awaken us to our capacities to make a difference in our own lives and in the world.
We are inspired not just by religious sources but by the people with whom we journey: the diverse and spirited Unitarian Universalists.
We gather in worship to find meaning and live more deeply. Worship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion.
Unitarian Universalist worship styles vary by congregation, and even within congregations. Some congregations’ worship is contemporary and high tech. Some congregations’ worship is traditional and formal. Some features exuberant music, some includes long periods of silent reflection.
Sunday Morning at UUCB
Our congregation’s worship is fairly traditional, with music and readings, a sermon, and songs from our hymnal.
The service typically includes:
- Words of welcome
- Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith
- A multigenerational segment, such as a “story for all ages”
- Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles
- A time for lifting up the joys and concerns of the congregation
- A meditation or prayer
- Readings—ancient or contemporary
- A sermon given by our minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation
- An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation or for justice work in the community.
From time to time, our services incorporate holiday celebrations, multigenerational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies. We offer childcare and learning programs for children and youth during the Sunday service.
First Sundays at UUCB
On the first Sunday of each month, our multi-generational worship service offers innovation in the Sunday Service experience. Designed to increase opportunities for connection and explore many different ways to tap into our intellectual, creative and spiritual depths, we gather for a shorter service in the Sanctuary and then spread out for different workshops. The hardest part is often deciding which experience to choose!
- Service 10:30-11:15
- Break 11:15-11:30
- All ages workshops 11:30-12:15
- Fellowship 12:15-12:45
First Sunday Workshops for All Ages: November 1, 2020
Samhain: Honoring Our Ancestors with Karen Marsh: Samhain (Oct. 31-Nov. 2) is a time when the Veil between the Worlds thins, and the spirits of our beloved dead are nearer to us than at other times of the year. Please join Karen Marsh for meditation and sharing our stories and memories of those who have gone before us. We encourage you to bring stories, memories, songs, poems or personal memorabilia of someone you want to remember.
For this workshop: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 813 8355 4744
Call in: +16468769923,,81383554744#,,,,,,0#,,562964# US (New York)
Oxfam Hunger Banquet with Julie Boyd: National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week falls in November. Join our virtual “banquet”, and learn about and discuss world hunger issues. If you like, make and enjoy food from one of the 3 groups (rice & water representing the diet of 50% of the world’s population, rice & beans for 30%, or a sumptuous meal for 20%). Or don’t prepare any food, but join the conversation!
For this Workshop: Join Zoom Meeting
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
“Soul Matters” Small Group Ministry session with Douglas Taylor: Engage deep questions around the November monthly topic of Healing.
For this workshop: Join Zoom Meeting
Call in :+16465588656,,87983090355# US (New York)
Makerspace with Amanda Jones: Learn about our Family Ministry Makerspace program for children, and share this month’s projects
(For this workshop, stay on the zoom meeting for worship.