Sunday Morning

Upcoming Sermons

Parallel Histories

Sunday, February 19, 10:15 am

Rev. Patricia Hart, Worship Leader

Martha Boesel, Worship Associate

Americans have spent time celebrating “Black History” in February for almost a century - since Dr. Carter G. Woodson initiated Negro History Week in 1926. Those celebrations have focused on some of the ways that African Americans and White Americans have lived separate histories in our country. Can we find a way to see the whole story, more fully?

​ Peeling the Sacred Onion

Sunday, February 26, 10:15 am

Is Unitarian Universalism more than those bright yellow shirts with the L-O-V-E letters across the front? Are we deeper than being on the front lines of justice-seeking? What is at the core of who we are? What guides/motivates/sustains us? If we peel away the diy, believe-anything-you-want perceptions, is there a common core that is deeply spiritual, profoundly human, and able to transform the world—and us?


Worship Associates

Martha Boesel. Christine Salontay.

Barbara Walker. Marilyn Weske. Tom Williams                                                

Worship Associates are integral to the worship life of the congregation. Liturgy means "the people 's work" and it is the task of the worship associate to bring the voice of the congregation into the worship service. Worship Associates serve as liturgists of the congregation, working with the minister to help shape word, song, mood and theme of the service. They may write an original invocation, prayer or benediction. They assist with all the technical "set up" of the service, from ensuring there is enough gel to ignite a flame to looking up and marking hymns in the hymnal. Sometimes, worship associates may deliver a piece of the sermon; or, in the summer, they have the option of doing a sermon and a service by themselves. WA's meet monthly for review of past services, to look ahead at future ones and to discuss monthly themes. Individual worship associates will meet with the minister about ten days to a week in advance of the service (longer if possible) to discuss his/her role in the service.


Are You Interested in Becoming a Worship Associate?

Every year, new Worship Associates are welcomed to the Team as others finish their terms. If you have been a West Shore member for at least a year and would like to apply to serve as a Worship Associate, please complete the application below. Questions? Speak to Rev. Tricia Hart, or any of the current Worship Associates: Martha Boesel, Christine Salontay, Barbara Walker, Marilyn Weske, and Tom Williams. 2017 Deadline is January 10.

Click here: Apply to become a Worship Associate