Worship Services

Reverend Nathan Detering - UUACRegular services are held in the church sanctuary at 10:30 on Sunday mornings from mid-September through mid-June. Regular services last about one hour. Following the service, coffee hour is held downstairs in Unity Hall. Please join us for refreshment and fellowship.

During the summer months we have more informal, lay-led services. Attending summer services is an ideal way to connect with the church community in a small group setting. We offer childcare to facilitate your attendance and enjoyment of these special services. Please see summer services for more information.

When you walk in the front doors on Sundays, you will be greeted by our minister, someone at our Welcome Table — usually Darrah Bryans, our Communications Coordinator, and ushers. At your first visit, please stop by the Welcome Table (which is located just inside the sanctuary) for a name tag and to fill out a Welcome Card. Church members and friends wear nametags during the Sunday services and at coffee hour, which help us all to get to know each other better.

Attire

Please wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Looking around at the Sunday service you will see attire from casual to dressy and everything in between.

Childcare and Classes

During our service, families are encouraged to sit together. We love having children in the sanctuary during the service, but we know that they sometimes get fussy. We encourage you to try our Family Area at the back of the sanctuary. We have seating and a rocking chair, along with books and a few quiet activities to keep your children busy. If you would prefer to take your child out of the sanctuary, we have a listening room available. Simply exit the sanctuary through the side door to the right; the library library is across the parlor and is outfitted with a speaker to allow you to listen to the service until you and your child are ready to return to the sanctuary.

While children are welcome to remain with you during the entire service, they can also visit the church school if they like. Just ask an usher to direct you to the Religious Education Greeter, who is usually by the south entrance to the church.

To learn more about our religious education classes, click here. Most Sundays, children pre-school and older start in the service and depart for religious education classes just after the “Message For All Ages.” We offer free cooperative childcare or religious education for infants, toddlers on Sundays from 10:20 to 11:45 a.m. The R.E. Greeter, Rev. Heather Concannon, the Minister of Faith Formation, or other friendly people will be able to direct you to the appropriate classroom for your child(ren). During the summer months we do not have religious education classes, but childcare is available.

Parking

Parking is available in the lots on both sides of the church (Map).  Additional parking is available on Sanger Street facing the library, in front of the Sherborn Library, and in front of the Sherborn Town Hall. These spaces are only a 3-minute walk from the church. Also, the small yellow house neighboring the church to the north, Burke and Burke, is happy to let us use their lot on Sundays.

Accessibility

Handicap AccessibleThe church is accessible to people with physical disabilities. A handicap ramp allows access to the sanctuary. There is an elevator in the northeast corner of the building, providing access to all floors. There are handicapped accessible restrooms located on the main floor and the lower floor where Unity Hall is located. We have large-print hymnals, an assistive listening system, and printed copies of the sermon available. Please let an usher know if you would like to use these materials, or if you require any other type of assistance.