Worship is UUCV’s calling card. It is the first way that most people come to know us and what we stand for. Members of the worship committee make every effort to honor both the diversity that exists within our walls and the diversity of people who might someday walk through our doors. The principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Mission and Covenant of UUCV guide the readings we choose, the words we write, the songs we sing, and the silence we hold.
The worship committee ensures that UUCV has consistently excellent worship by supporting worship when our minister is present and leading worship when they are absent. The participation of the worship committee ensures that UUCV hears multiple voices and perspectives from the pulpit. Multi-vocal worship embodies the ideas of a covenanted community that upholds the priesthood of all believers rather than a top-down theology that emphasizes one voice.
The worship committee includes people with a diversity of beliefs, life experiences, and theologies. This allows us to speak to many different people within the congregation. Supporting our continuing quest for excellence in worship, we meet monthly to explore worship theory and elemental practice. Members of the committee continue to work to provide honest, helpful feedback to each other so we can continue to refine our skills. Worship Associates are committed to excellence in worship because it is the place where we publicly express and live our shared values.
The members of the worship committee represent some of the diversity of the congregation. The more people who step into this ministry, the more the rich tapestry of UUCV will be represented in worship. We would be grateful for any feedback going forward. It can be intimidating to step into the pulpit, and it is encouraging to hear when our words have touched something in people. At the same time, (gentle) suggestions for improvement help us to provide the best worship possible. If you are interested in more information on how to become a worship associate, please check the UUCV website, contact committee chair Chris Kapp firstname.lastname@example.org
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