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

“Higher Love” Drag Church: a celebration of Queer Joy!

June 02, 2024

For the month of June, we are focusing on celebrating the Joy of Community, today specifically queer joy! We celebrate a kickoff to Pride month with a very special service featuring our friends from Extragrams, a mobile drag queen telegram and entertainment service!

In our work towards equality and social justice, we tend to focus heavily on the struggles and adversity of marginalized groups, but not the joy they bring to themselves, to each other, and to those around them through just existing and thriving.

Today we look at the joy of community, the protection it brings, the healing it brings, and the higher love that is necessary to overcome personal differences and to build and strengthen joyous community bonds.

Please join us for this family friendly service for all ages and potluck lunch afterwards in the Community Room, followed by the annual congregational meeting. (No Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) classes today. Everyone will remain together in the sanctuary.)

(Etiquette Note: Guests tipping or “spraying” an honoree with cash, is a common practice in many cultures, including drag culture. Attendees of this service are welcome to respectfully gift the artists dollar bills as an expression of gratitude or love for both the performers and their performance. To participate in this gesture of love and joy of community, consider bringing a couple of $1 bills to gift, or to pick up a set of “play money” from the Wildflower Welcome Table in the foyer when you arrive.)

To attend a worship service via Zoom, click here.

Masks are optional in the sanctuary.

Written Descriptions of Past Services

We’re on an endless journey to build the Beloved Community. Given the imperfections of humans, we’ll lose our way from time to time. There will be waystations on this journey…
From trans rights to reproductive justice, voting rights to the environment, this is a crucial time in Texans' fight for justice. Rev. Erin Walter, Wildflower's community minister and the Acting…
The journey towards healing, racial justice and building Beloved Community is long and full of challenges. It is important to pause and celebrate our milestones such as Wildflower’s recent adoption…

Love Is Not Enough

01/09/2022
Our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to love, but what does that look like as we begin another new year in the midst of a pandemic? Is it enough to…
As people of faith and conscience, we are called to disobey all that stands in the way of peace, life, and love. But although the popular understanding of "civil disobedience"—public…
The winter holiday season is winding down and we look toward a new year. It is a liminal time in which we hover between the year just finished and the…
How fortunate we are that we can gather in community—both in- person and on Zoom--as we approach the longest night of the year.  The Winter Solstice offers us the opportunity…

Being Family

12/12/2021
We are born with family and many of us also choose who we will understand to be our family — and we are all born into an entire ecosystem around…

Joy as Resistance

12/05/2021
There is so much anxiety, fear, and worry living inside and around us. Creating intentional joy through resistance is a way to help increase our resiliency and possibly secure sustainability…
Using the song of Violeta Parra “Gracias a la vida” as inspiration, Rev. Tania Márquez touches on the topic of gratitude and shares how this ordinary, but not always easy,…
In this lively sermon, QuianaDenae will explore what is possible when communities adopt the 8th principle; calling us to think of what we are growing for ourselves and our greater…
Please join us -- at home or in person! -- for Wildflower Church's long-awaited return to our sanctuary at 1314 E. Oltorf, Austin, TX 78704! For the first time in 20 months, Music…
Join Wildflower youth and children for a service about the 8th Principle, a proposed addition to the current 7 Principles that affirms our commitment as UUs to work against racism…

A House for Haunts

10/31/2021
What ghosts inhabit your halls? What monsters lurk under your bed? On this sacred day of frights, let's explore what goes bump in the night...and how to spy the future…
Join us for this music-filled worship service celebrating the 110th birthday of Mahalia Jackson, legendary gospel singer and powerful champion of Black love, justice, and joy.  Her wholehearted faith and…
Join us this Sunday in honoring the land that we are on and the indigenous people and culture of the Americas. During the service we will experience stories and rituals…
Are you lost in your world? Are we lost as a people? What is it going to take for each of us to improve our lives and make the world…
Contemplating reproductive rights, sharing a time of peace and meaning together, opening space for many stories and for a future imagined together, that affirms and supports our voices and realities.…

Scholarship Sunday

09/26/2021
Come honor  our 2021 Wildflower Scholarship recipient! This year's celebration on Zoom will, of course, be different from the in-person-services and fiestas we have had when we could be in…
Join us in a 'moving' celebration of the Autumnal Equinox as we explore the spiritual meanings of the season, the significance of balance, and the rhythms and movement that help…