Worship Services

Our worship services occur every Sunday beginning at 11:45 a.m. and last for about an hour. On the second Sunday of each month, our service is on Zoom only. To attend a worship service on Zoom, click here. All other Sundays we meet in person in the sanctuary at Faith Presbyterian Church, and we simultaneously stream the service on Zoom.

The links below include descriptions of past services without videos. If you are a church member and would like to see a video of a particular past service that is not available at the link above, contact the Worship Team at worship@wildflowerchurch.org.

Interested in seeing or hearing something in Worship? Let the worship team know.

 

Upcoming Service

ZOOM ONLY: Have Faith in Nights: Joy through the struggle, rest in the resistance

December 11, 2022

Beloved ancestor Maya Angelou declared "Surviving is necessary. Thriving is elegant." Grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power and dignity, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) partners with with frontline grassroots movements across the world for our collective survival and the hope of thrival. Join us in a service of joy through the struggle, rest in the resistance with the Rev. Deanna Vandiver, Director of Justice Education with the UUSC and an affiliated community minister of love and liberation with the Church of the Larger Fellowship UU.

Deanna Vandiver lives with her partner on the land of the Coastal Salish people known as the Suquamish, “the people of the clear salt water" and is an auntie to many beloveds across an ever-increasing span of generations. Deeply grateful to the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (pisab.org) for shaping their core understandings of how systemic racism dehumanizes all of us, Deanna finds sustaining joy by the water and magical possibilities in every glue stick, garden, and collaboration.

Children and Youth Religious Education classes will not be held this Sunday.

To attend a worship service via Zoom, click here.

It is no longer necessary to register in advance before attending a service in person.

Tension and Release: Music Lessons for Renewal

December 18, 2022

The ebb and flow of tension and release is what separates music from noise. The spiritual life should be a little like our favorite music, stretching and resolving, challenging as well as comforting. Join us for a service exploring the balance of tension and release, attending to our fears and anxieties, as well as our connections and consolations.

Matt Meyer is a musician and worship leader who has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston.

Children and Youth will be meeting in person in their classes after being present in the sanctuary for the first part of the service.

To attend a worship service via Zoom, click here.

It is no longer necessary to register in advance before attending a service in person.

Written Descriptions of Past Services

The Journey Inward

12/04/2022
A morning of calm and retreat, with song and spiritual practice, as we explore and practice presence together. Kye Flannery is Wildflower's chaplain and a metal worker in Austin, who…
This week we gather in various ways to celebrate Thanksgiving, a national holiday in the US. For many Native Americans, this is the National Day of Mourning for the hundreds…
The International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) visibilizes a moment of deep sadness, fear, disgust, and hopelessness in the lives of Trans and nonbinary people all over the world. And…
In our busy world sometimes silence is thought of as a moment of respite and comfort, but today we explore the flip side. In what ways are we silenced by…
Laughter and meditation are just two of many tools we can use to listen more deeply--listen to our bodies, listen to ourselves, listen to others, and listen to the world…
‘Tis the time of year to remember, and to look; To look back to who and how those who came before us have created this future, this us, in an…

Rise Up, O Flame

10/23/2022
The congregation’s theme this month is Transformation and Liberation, and with the light of Diwali lamps, ofrendas, bonfires and jack-o-lanterns rising up around us this October, we will consider how…
Acknowledging our ancestral roots and past history is an important part of our guest speaker’s transformational life journey as a Hispanic indigenous man. Gene Randall, from the Indigenous Cultures Institute…
Our past religious experience affects our current religious identity - this is part of our developmental process. Many times we are more certain of what we left in another religion…
How do we, as Unitarian Universalists, reclaim the faith concept of Forgiveness as a catalyst for Transformation? What role do grief, story telling, accountability, and authenticity play in the process…
Aisha Hauser shares reflections from a unique book, Undrowned, Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, that highlights what social justice advocates can learn from marine mammals.…
The annual Water Communion is a sacred ritual in UU churches. It began 40 years ago as a way to provide a more meaningful spiritual experience for women. Over time…
So much of our lives and our worlds are limited by what we believe about what’s real and solid and possible based on our surroundings and our circumstances. So many…

Habits of the Heart

09/04/2022
We don’t have to be Zen masters or devout monks to be good at personal spiritual practice. We will examine what it means to take on a spiritual practice in…

Mysticism 101

08/28/2022
Our first source of wisdom--direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the…
Sacred movement is a central part of community worship in many religious traditions around the world. Join lay-leader Adrian Lemoine this week as we examine the question: how can we…
In a time of shocking and difficult developments each day in the news, we reflect on experiences of connection to each other and our own voices. We will discuss how…
Do you ever feel like you’re hurrying through life trying to find happiness? In our late stage capitalist society we’re often told we need to buy more, be more, and…
We have adopted the 8th Principle, shared our hopes for how this might manifest at Wildflower and begun to make some commitments to action toward living the 8th Principle.  When…
With the end of Roe v. Wade as we know it, we have the opportunity in this moment to reimagine the most inclusive movement the world has ever known. If…
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