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About Sunday Worship Services

Flaming Chalice

Typically, worship services on Sunday mornings are conducted by a service leader and feature a sermon by our minister, a visiting minister, or a speaker from the congregation or from the community. This diversity provides a wide range of topics and formats to encourage our personal and spiritual growth.

Our service begins with the lighting of the Flaming Chalice (our symbol of faith). Services may include instrumental or vocal music, a prayer or meditation, readings, announcements, and a space for worshippers to share their joys and concerns. The styles of sermons vary depending on the topic and the speaker. Sometimes congregants participate with responses or questions during the presentation. Other styles provide a specific Q & A period or defer discussion to the social period after the service.

Some Sunday services have an atypical format, such as congregation participation, shared readings or role playing, musical events, video viewing, off site or outdoor activities, student presentations, and other.

A period of casual social interaction, visiting, and discussion with the speaker following the service is customary. Coffee and refreshments are provided by the UU Lima hospitality committee.

We welcome visitors to our Sunday services 11 AM to Noon (Sundays Sept. - May) in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship house in Lima. In our small group, every individual is important, and we will appreciate your presence and hope you will stay after to visit with us during the social hour. Conversation with old friends or new acquaintences, praise and pointed questions for the speaker, listening and caring, exchanging news, expressing hope or concerns are the norm.

After-Service Coffee and Discussion

Responsive Reading

Music by Connie Hornung

Rev. Ray Michel
Rev. Ray Michel

Dow Wagner
Heros & Mentors
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Anne Edwards
Let Justice Roll Down
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Kelly Anspaugh
Climate Change Denialism

Example Services

Dow Wagner on "Heros and Mentors"

Joe Dunkle
Sunday service (Nov. 5, 2011) marked our first formal use of video in our Sunday Service. Mr. Joe Dunkle, docent at the Allen County Museum, showed a video of Woodlawn Cemetery’s beautiful roads, landscape, mausoleums and monuments, illustrating and enhancing his lively description of individuals, businesses and industries that established and grew Lima, Ohio from the 1830’s.

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