Worship With Us

Sunday Worship

Join us this Sunday at 11:30am in the Sanctuary at our shared campus. Extra parking is available across Oltorf at Travis High School.

Worship of the Written Word

December 17, 2017

Rev. Brian Ferguson

The four main sources of reflection that form the basis for religious meaning: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience. Our Unitarian Universalist movement generally gives primacy to interpreting our lived experience using reason. Other religions can give the focus to different elements but almost all religions have some combination of all four. In the Christian tradition, an important commonality is the importance of scripture in the form of the Christian Bible. This worship service will explore both the blessings and struggles of using Scripture as a primary source for religious meaning. We will also be having a child dedication and music from our children’s choir.

Serenity Service

Join us for an interfaith service of music, readings, candles, and silence every third Friday of the month at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary on our shared campus.

Upcoming Sunday Sermons


December 17: Rev. Brian Ferguson

Worship of the Written Word

The four main sources of reflection that form the basis for religious meaning: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience. Our Unitarian Universalist movement generally gives primacy to interpreting our lived experience using reason. Other religions can give the focus to different elements but almost all religions have some combination of all four. In the Christian tradition, an important commonality is the importance of scripture in the form of the Christian Bible. This worship service will explore both the blessings and struggles of using Scripture as a primary source for religious meaning. We will also be having a child dedication and music from our children’s choir.

December 24: Rev. Brian Ferguson

Incarnation of the Divine: I forgot, is Christmas a Religious Holiday?

The commercialization of Christmas and the Christian religious focus on Easter can often overshadow the important religious meaning of Christmas. The Easter idea of resurrection is well-known and powerful. Less well known but also powerful is the Christmas idea of the Incarnation, the birth of the divine in human form which can be inspiring as well as problematic. This worship service will explore what the idea of the incarnation of the divine can mean to us today from our Unitarian Universalist perspective.

December 31:

Fire Communion and Remembrance Ceremony

Join us for this service that invites us to consider what we might want to leave behind and to anticipate our deepest desires for the year ahead. We also will celebrate the lives of our community members who have passed during this year.


All services start at 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. After the service, please join us for fellowship and refreshments in the Wildflower Church Community Room.

Music

Choir Director and Pianist: Elke Baitis

It is said, “You can’t be all things to all people,” but when it comes to music at Wildflower Church, we certainly try! The Wildflower Choir was formed at the same time Wildflower Church began having services, in 2001. We have continued with the Choir singing two Sundays a month, and on the other Sundays, other Wildflower and guest musicians have provided an array of music genres, including classical, folk, blues, rock, show tunes, gospel and mariachi. The Music Team also coordinates music for the Serenity Service.

Our Wildflower musicians include Jason Crow, Kenn Wells, Steve Brooks, Dana McBride, Demethia McVea and our intern minister, Erin Walter. Other Wildflower musicians also contribute to our services. We invite anyone interested in joining the choir or providing music for a worship service to contact us.

Contact Elke at music@wildflowerchurch.org.

What to Expect on Sunday Morning

Finding Us

We worship at Faith Presbyterian, our space sharing partner. See the bottom of the page for a map and directions. Their campus is laid out around a courtyard. To find the sanctuary, look for the entrance with two sets of blue-framed glass double doors.

Accessibility

If you have accessibility needs, there is ramp access to all entrances at the Faith campus. If you'd like to have more info ahead of time, please email facilities@wildflowerchurch.org. You can also ask ushers for information and assistance on-site.

Entering Worship

Once inside the vestibule, look for the membership table, where you can tell us more about yourself and learn more about Wildflower and Unitarian Universalism. Don't forget to pick up a hymnal and Order of Service on your way in!

Click to learn more about childcare and children's religious education.

Services Themselves

Our services usually run about an hour, usually with a 15-25 minute sermon or a series of homilies. Sermons and homilies can be responsive to current events, ethical, historical, social justice-themed, all of the above, and more. We light a chalice, the symbol of our faith, at the beginning of worship, and extinguish it at the close. We sing hymns and often have choral music and/or guest musicians. We often applaud during church. We have a time for all ages, a time for prayer and meditation, and we sometimes explore varied world religious traditions.

Fellowship Hour

After worship, we gather for coffee and snacks in the Wildflower Community Room in the building to the left of the sanctuary (follow the crowd), where you can also retrieve your children. Fellowship Hour is a great time to meet Wildflowers and fellow visitors and talk about anything and everything!

The Worship Team

The Worship team works with the minister, any guest speakers, the Music team, Facilities, and more to put together cohesive, inspiring worship services, including Serenity services as well as the Sunday service, and any new way of doing church. Their team mission is to ensure that every worship service is carefully planned and conducted so that congregants have fulfilling worship experiences; and to support the minister in providing meaningful, creative worship that invites our members forward on their spiritual journeys.

Contact the team about your ideas or a desire to participate at worship@wildflowerchurch.org.

New Ways of Doing Church

Wildflower has been exploring the concept of expanding what it means to “do church,” from how we think of worship services and religious education to how we think about congregations. We’ve listed some resources as food for thought.