Sample Congregational Guidelines in UU Order of Service
Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, NM

Our Sunday Service is a shared time and a worship experience for all present.

The following guidelines are given to you in a spirit of love, thoughtfulness, compassion, and respect for oneself and other members attending the service.

  • Usher greeters will seat latecomers.

  • Please remember to turn off cell phones, beepers, pagers, etc., during the service.

  • Please do not bring food or beverages (other than water) into the sanctuary.

  • Any announcements not already printed in the Order of Service should be presented to the Service Associate in writing before the service.

  • Joys and Sorrows are a time for personal sharing. Please be brief and use the microphone so everyone can hear.

  • Four our very youngest children and their families; you are most welcome to listen to the service in progress in the nursery should the need to leave the service arise.

    Thank you for caring.

    Form for Minister-Read Joys/Sorrows (inserted in Order of Service brochure)
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville, Alabama

    Our Circle of Candles reflects the cycles of life, births, deaths, anniversaries, departures, homecomings, hospitalizations, and significant milestones in our personal life. At times within the bonds of community, we find the sharing of certain sorrows and joys will enrich the common life we build together. If you have come today with a desire to be included in the pastoral ministry of this congregation, please write your joy or sorrow on this paper, to be read aloud during Circle of Candles.

    Name: ________________________________________________

    Joy or Sorrow:

    I would like a call from the minister; my phone number is _________.
    If you do not want this published in our newsletter, please check here: ____