The start of the new congregational year is quickly approaching. On August 27, we will gather to hold our annual water communion and ingathering service, marking the start of a new program year at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.
The start of a new year is also the time to try new things! Over the month of September, I will be holding a series of four sessions on how we plan and do worship a the Unitarian Church. Many of the worship associates will be a part of it, but it is also an opportunity to come see what goes one behind the scenes every week to prepare what the congregation sees on Sunday morning. If you’ve ever wondered about getting involved, or have an idea for a service you would like to lead, but do not want to commit to joining a new committee right now, this is a great opportunity to get a taste of worship planning.
Further details will be announced in the coming months. Currently, the plan is to meet on four consecutive Tuesday nights:
September 5, 6:00-8:00 PM
Worship Planning 101: From blank page to service blurb.
September 12, 5:30-6:30 PM (to accommodate the Board Meeting)
Cultivating Worship: Structuring a worship service around a theme.
September 19, 6:00-8:00 PM
Putting It All Together: Writing an Order of Service, and working with music, religious education, and AV.
September 26, 6:00-8:00 PM
Practice: Trying out what we have been talking about for a month.
I hope to see you there!
Rev. Oscar Sinclair serves as the Settled Minister for The Unitarian Church of Lincoln, Nebraska.