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Worship Services

churchWelcome to the Long Beach Unitarian Universalist worship page.
During the summer months, there is only one worship service and program for our children and youth. These are at 10:00 am.

Worship Services from September to mid-June are at 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  (between Christmas and New Years only one service at 10:00) Kindergarteners through high school aged youth participate in the first part of the service at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am service. 

We have two Sunday programs for our children and youth. The 9:00 am service, the first service, has a multi-age class from K-5th grade. (no preschool). Middle and High Schoolers are welcome and encouraged to participate in following capacities: nursery assistants, teacher assistants, greeters, ushers, sound, facilitate youth chapel once per month, and assist with Faith in Action.

The 11:00 am service, the 2nd service is grouped by age or class: Preschool, three and four year olds, Kindergarten-Second Grade, Third-Fifth Grade, Middle School and High School youth.

Infants and preschoolers may be taken to their classrooms ten minutes before both services. During Intergenerational Services children and youth remain in the worship service.

After service, please join us for coffee or tea and conversation on the West Patio. Welcome.

 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 – 9 and 11 am

"What Is Required?"

In these days when liberal religious values are being challenged and many fear for the future of our country and our world, life can be overwhelming. Where do we turn and what should we do for our spirits and our world? As is often true, we can turn to ancient wisdom for operating instructions..

Worship Leader: Reverend Don Southworth; Worship Associate: Peter Phelps

The Rev. Don Southworth is the founding Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association.  He has served congregations in San Francisco, Atlanta and Durham, North Carolina.

 

 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 9 and 11 am

"Race Matters"

Our denominational center has been shaken in the controversies following the last hiring of regional heads, where it was seen that in spite of many suitable candidates of color, every one of the new hires was white. Numerous resignations have followed. Many of us are deeply troubled by what has happened, it opens pretty much every wound about our failures as a largely white denomination to fully embrace our members of color. James will reflect on this today as the beginning of a series of opportunities for us to reflect, to talk, and hopefully to engage in useful and healng ways. 

Worship Leader: Reverend James Ford

 

 
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 9 and 11 am

"Embrace the Journey"

Often we have some very specific ideas on what paths we should take and when and how. Life often has different ideas. Today we explore the concept of letting go specifically when the path you had planned is interrupted or takes an unexpected turn.

Worship Leader: Danielle Dolloff