Worship Associates

Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning.
Love has to be put into action and that action is service.
~ Mother Theresa

Worship Associates
•    help to plan future service themes
•    work with the minister to select service topics, music and readings
•    may lead services and give the message
•    usually assist at 4-5 services per year

Most weeks, Worship Associates at UUCSR create and share their personal reflections on the theme of the service.

These reflections have become a treasured part of our services. They make us laugh and cry, and invite the congregation to connect with the theme more profoundly.

Are You Interested in Being a Worship Associate? If you

  • have been a member of UUCSR for at least one year
  • have a desire to create inspiring and transcendent worship
  • are patient, flexible and responsible
  • have the ability to connect with others
  • are comfortable speaking to large groups

        – please speak to the Chair of the Worship Associates, Judy Withee. 


We share with you some of our Worship Associates’ Reflections:

Day of the Dead, post Tubbs fire
“The first time I ever made-up my face in the Dia de los Muertos fashion, I felt so powerful!…”

“Some years ago, I woke up in a hospital bed. I had been sleeping a very long time…”

Living with a Wound
“Talk to me about spirituality, and I will inevitably arrive at Father Richard…”

“A few days after I was born, I was baptized into the Lutheran Church…”

Leaving Home
“I grew up in a beautiful desert surrounded by four mountain ranges…”

An Immigration Tale
“Bridget Linehan was 8 years old when her mom and baby sister died in in the flu epidemic of 1918…”

Vocation: Calling the Callers
“It’s one of those things that come with the role of being a professor: advising students….”