Holidays & Special Services

Christmas Eve Services - December 24

We offer three unique experiences in our beautiful sanctuary:  

10 AM: Modern & Contemplative 
Rev. Dr. Adam Robersmith, preaching
Ted Hine, Director of Music
Universalist Bell Choir       
Childcare available

5 PM: Christmas Pageant
Dan Bouchard, Religious Educator
Ted Hine, Director of Music
Universalist Children’s Choir

9 PM: Lessons & Carols
Rev. Dr. Adam Robersmith, preaching
Ted Hine, Director of Music
Universalist Church Choir

New Year’s Eve Service
December 31 at 10 AM
Linda and Dick Sederquist
Jonathan Chatfield, pianist
Childcare available

We celebrate other holidays and cherished traditions throughout the year, including these special services:  

Music Sundays
On these special Sundays, the service is entirely dedicated to music. Our church ensembles and area musicians combine their talents to create a very memorable experience each Spring and Fall. 

Maundy Thursday
During this Service of Communion on the Thursday before Easter, we remember and honor those we have lost as their names are read aloud in the sanctuary.  

Easter Sunday
Powerful themes of renewal of faith and resurrection of love lend weight and gladness to our Easter worship traditions. The Universalist Choir, Bell Choir and the Children's Choir contribute to this special service. 

High Holy Days
The High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are marked in a special service that celebrates these traditions. 

World Wide Communion Sunday
A global interfaith event marking our universal commitment to world peace.

Youth Sunday
This is an annual worship service led by members of our Senior High Youth Group.  

Children's Sunday & Carousel Event
This is an annual worship service led by the children of the Church School and featuring the Children’s Choir. A family outing to the historic Bushnell Park Carousel follows this service. 

Celebration Sunday
Come and celebrate the church year. New members will be recognized and honored by the congregation, as will seniors graduating from high school. The Universalist Church Choir and Hall High School's Choraliers will both perform. Join us afterwards for a special Fellowship Hour.  

Personal Celebrations
In addition to worship services on Sunday, our church performs services that honor and celebrate your life's most significant events: Weddings, child dedications, naming ceremonies, memorial services and funerals. Contact admin@westhartforduu.org for more information.