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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 2, 2017 – 9 and 11 am

"Hyphenated Unitarian Universalism"

Unitarian Universalism, in our free search for truth, provides a space from which to roam, finding the path that works for you – for now, or for always. Many of us identify as "Hyphenated UUs": UU-Pagan, UU-Muslim, UU-Buddhist. How do we walk that road, staying true to ourselves, and our wider community? 

Service Leader: Julie James; Worship Associate: Danielle Dolloff

 
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 9 and 11 am

"Dancing for Justice"

Alice Walker wrote, "hard times require furious dancing." Today we explore the way art and joy are connected to struggles for justice and a fulfilling life. 

Worship Leader: Reverend Alice Bukey; Worship Associate: Miguel Pagan

Rev. Elizabeth Bukey is the Minister of Congregational Life at Chalice UU Congregation in Escondido, California. Her work at Chalice Congregation focuses on social justice and membership. A lifelong UU, Rev. Bukey holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theolological Seminary in New York City. She also sings with the San Diego Women's Chorus, a lesbian-identified, feminist chorus that is open to all women, and is a co-chair of the Chorus' Board of Directors.

 
 
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 9 and 11 am

"Every Day Is a Good Day: A Zen Buddhist Meditation on Easter"

Today James will wrestle with the great mystery at the heart of the traditional Christian story of Easter. Even as he cannot accept the historicity of the event as traditionally presented, he does find something beautiful and compelling in the story.

Worship Leader: Reverend James Ford; Worship Associate: Lynelle Wise