About UU Worship
“Worship should speak to our experiences in life, challenge us to develop deeper relationships, and connect us to things that are beyond ourselves—be that in human relationships,
struggles for justice, or a connection with nature or God or any other profound mystery.”
~ from the UUA Worship Web section on contemporary worship.
Worship means many different things to people. As stated by the 1982 UUA Commission on Common Worship: “Worship is a human activity. Though it is often defined as an activity to placate and get in touch with divine powers, it need not have any supernatural implications. The origin of the word "worship" is in the Old English weorthscipe, meaning to ascribe worth to something, or even to shape things of worth. We worship, then, whenever we ascribe worth to some value, idea, object, person, experience, attitude, or activity, or whenever we give form or shape to that which is of worth.”
Further Reading/Worship Resources