Sunday Morning

Upcoming Sermons

Changing Lives

Sunday, April 2, 10:15 AM

Rev. Patricia Hart, Worship Leader

Worship Associate: Tom Williams

This year’s stewardship campaign is posing two questions: How has West Shore UU Church changed lives? and How could West Shore change even more lives, even more effectively, in the future? Answers offered so far have been fascinating and broadly focused. Stewardship is all about connecting people’s dreams of a vital future with the resources needed to make it all happen.

The Free Spirit Band will play!

They’re Not There

Sunday, April 9, 10:15 AM

Rev. Peter Newport, Worship Leader

Worship Associate: Marilyn Weske

The story of Palm Sunday and Holy Week provides the capstone to the Christian narrative. Palm Sunday, in particular, shows up in both the Christian Gospels and has its roots in Hebrew scripture. But the story is not quite the same in both places. Why does that matter?

Tenebrae Service

Thursday, April 13, 7:30 PM

A contemplative service of traditional scripture and modern readings, music and silence, evoking the central lessons of the Easter season in a multifaith world. All are welcome.

Worship Associates

Martha Boesel. Maura Garin.
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.  Deadline is January 10, 2017