Unity Church-Unitarian is a vibrant intergenerational congregation grounded in the history and heritage of liberal religion. Our shared ministry enlists the whole church family in living out the values we proclaim. At home, at church, and in the world, we strive to usher in the reign of mutual respect. The mission of Unity Church is to engage people in a free and inclusive religious community that encourages lives of integrity, service and joy.
Holy Week at Unity Church
Palm Sunday: Walking Towards Jerusalem
Sunday, March 25 • 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m. • Sanctuary
At the heart of Christian theology is the belief that Jesus’s sacrifice atoned for all our sins. On this Palm Sunday, Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Alex Askew will wrestle with the concept of atonement through suffering. Musicians: Taichi Chen, violin; Ruth Palmer, piano.
Maundy Thursday Worship Service
Thursday, March 29 • 7:00 p.m. • Ames Chapel
Please join us for a service of ritual and community, sharing in traditional holy week practices of Eucharist and Foot Washing. In the Memorialist tradition, we join to remember the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, which include welcoming all people to a meal of love, giving thanks for the gifts of life, and serving each other in humility. For those with children, nursery and child care will be provided. This service is offered in partnership with Above Every Name.
Good Friday Service of Tenebrae
Friday, March 30 • 7:00 p.m. • Ames Chapel
A Service of Tenebrae, or “shadows/darkness,” is based on a twelfth-century liturgy of solemn observance and extended meditation on Jesus’s passion and death. With candles extinguished after each reading and silent reflection, the increasing darkness on the evening of Good Friday invites worshipers to enter into the dramatic narrative of Jesus’s betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion, and to reflect on God’s steadfast love. The service concludes in darkness with worshipers leaving in silence, reflecting on Christ’s death, and awaiting the coming resurrection. For those with children, nursery and child care will be provided. This service is offered in partnership with Above Every Name.
Easter Sunday: Practice Resurrection
Sunday, April 1 • 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. • Sanctuary
There is no 4:30 p.m. service on Easter Sunday.
Sunday worship services and religious education programs for children and youth are held at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. each Sunday. To read about upcoming worship services or to find out the weekly offering recipient, please visit our Sunday Worship page.
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