The UUFH has a strong tradition of lay-led Ministry. The Reverend Jude Geiger, Minister, presents approximately two out of every three services. The Sunday Program Committee plans the remaining services, often including outside speakers and UUFH members.
Upcoming sermons are listed in the Calendar. Service themes might include:
- Finding meaning in one’s life
- Learning from the wisdom and teachings of world leaders
- Celebrating interconnectedness
- Addressing ethical and social issues
- GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) recognition
- Honoring UU heritage
- Inspiring faith
- Christmas, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter and other holidays
- World events
A mix of seriousness, humor and craft creates a thought-provoking, warm and engaging service that varies week-to-week. There are some recurring elements, such as “Lighting the Chalice” and sharing “Joys and Concerns.”
Children are a special and important part of the UUFH congregational family. On most Sundays, children attend the first 20-25 minutes of service with their families and are invited to interact with a story or a personal experience before joining their Religious Education (Sunday school) classes. Several times each year, “inter-generational services” are celebrated in which the children participate in the entire service together with adults.
The UUFH Music Director, Richard Hyman, leads music that is integral and meaningful to services, often but not always with the participation of the choir. Instrumentalists and vocalists perform in small groups or individually to enhance other services.
There’s no dress code at services. You are as likely to find sweaters and blue jeans as you are a shirt and tie or casual business attire. Please come and be comfortable.
Following the service, there is a social hour with coffee and snacks. This is an opportunity to talk with the minister and to meet members.
A table in the foyer holds literature on UUFH and Unitarian Universalism. Please ask questions and sign the UUFH mailing list.