What to expect on Sunday

When you arrive at Northwest Community you’ll be greeted by one of our members and we’ll have someone show you around if you like. We hear quite often there is a warm energy that can be felt here and many of our members chose Northwest as their church home because of the strong sense of community.

A typical Sunday follows the schedule below.

Worship Service - 10:00-10:45 AM
Our Sunday worship service is very similar to what you may have encountered at church when growing up. There is singing, a story for all ages, readings, prayer/meditation and a sermon. Our worship services often incorporate teachings from all the world religions, concepts from great philosophers and thinkers from the past and present as well as the innovations and logic of science and reason. All ages attend our worship service. Nursery care is available for infants through age 4.

Family Forum - 11:05 AM - Second Sundays
The Family Forum is a specially designed experience for all ages that gathers after refreshment time in the sanctuary. Facilitators will lead the group in hands-on activities, games, and brief discussion circles, all highlighting a Unitarian Universalist Principle or Wisdom Source. There will be a communal luncheon and birthday cake at the end of this time, and opportunity to sign up for a community service project field trip such as volunteer work at an animal shelter or park.

Corner Forum - 11:05 AM - All Other Sundays Other Than Second Sundays
The Corner Forum is a lively discussion group that meets after service at 11:05 in the Corner Forum Room. A facilitator will guide you through discussion of questions related to the day's sermon topic. Friendships are formed and solidified here!

Children’s and Teen's Religious Education - 11:05 AM - All Sundays Other Than Second Sundays
While adults are in Corner Forum, there is a supervised activity for children and teens related to the day's sermon topic. This could involve arts and crafts, bagging pet food for low-income families' pets, designing holiday cards for veterans who are in the hospital, or viewing an age-appropriate film that relates to the sermon topic and enjoying popcorn and juice together.

Goals of Our Religious Education Program:

  • Teach people of all ages what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist and how to live guided by the principles of Unitarian Universalism.
  • Teach people about our Judeo-Christian heritage as well as what other religions believe
  • Provide instruction on topics of relevance in our lives today
  • Provide inspiration and opportunities to live our faith out into the community by being of service and being involved in civic life