The mission of the First Unitarian Church of Orlando is to exemplify liberal religion in Central Florida with a commitment to lifelong spiritual growth and compassionate service to the community.
Weekly worship in the 1U Sanctuary takes place each Sunday morning at 9:30 am* and 11:00 am. The two services have the same style and content.
All are welcome to attend and to participate as they feel comfortable. Dress ranges from quite informal to business casual.
Guests will be greeted and offered a print copy of the morning’s bulletin. This contains the Order of Service that assists in following along with the service as well as the Weekend Update that contains information about activities at 1U. Guests are welcome to a name tag if they like, and, when ready, are invited to fill out a guest card providing contact information so that we can add you to our email list for our Weekly Update.
What to Expect
Although services can vary from week to week, we typically begin with opening words, welcome, and song. We light our chalice, a symbol of our faith. The joys and concerns of the community are shared and then we have words for all ages. After this, children head off to their activities or classes.
Those remaining in the Sanctuary, share a centering hymn and time of meditation, often followed by readings or a responsive reading. A musical offertory is provided by our Chalice Choir, contemporary band (Welkin), or soloist or guests musicians. Most services have a sermon, most often delivered by our minister, Rev. Kathy. Sometimes we have guest speakers or hear from members of the congregation.
The service closes with song, closing words, the extinguishing of our chalice, and a postlude.
Members, friends, and guests are invited to gather across the patio in our fellowship hall (Gore Hall) for refreshment and conversation.
Please note that during the summer, May through early September, we have only a single service at 11:00 am. Please see upcoming service info for details.