Sunday mornings at United Church of Hayward are a celebration of God's love! We sing, our choir sings, we pray, we pass the peace, we check in on our spiritual journeys, we express lots of gratitude, and we listen for the voice of our Still-Speaking God who gives us life and teaches us to love.
Our congregation is family sized, so you won't be invisible. You will be heartily welcomed. But we won't hover if you need some space. Our worship style is traditional and Protestant, but theologically progressive and open & affirming, with services that last about an hour. We celebrate Holy communion on the first Sunday of every month by intinction and everyone is welcome at the communion table! We have individual serving, gluten free bread available, and use grape juice rather than wine.
We observe the traditional Christian liturgical seasons and celebrations of Pentecost, (Not so) Ordinary Time, Advent, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Maundy Thursday, and Easter. Our worship coordinator, Laurie Blue, creates custom altars, with symbols and banners that add a visual artistic element to our worship. Our resident musician, Beau Dream is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, and violinist. And our choir, directed by Dee Anne Rojeski, never fails to inspire the congregation with beautiful music.
Rev. Jeanne is an engaging amazing preacher. She is Holy Spirit filled, unapologetically progressive in theology, and speaks frequently about injustices in our nation, our community, and in our hearts. She does not use a manuscript and comes down from the pulpit and talks to the community. She encourages us, teaches us, calls us out, and lifts us up (all in 15-20 minutes) and THEN we, the congregation, have a chance to respond! This "community response time" is rich and powerful- a time of sharing, growing, and questioning!
Experience a Service
Sundays at 10:30 AM
Listen to a Sermon (Coming soon)