This online synchronous course introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of Unitarian Universalist liturgy, worship, and rites of passage with an emphasis on worship in emerging multicultural, multigenerational, mutually liberatory congregations. Topics include weekly worship services and annual congregational celebrations as well as weddings, memorials, child dedications, and other rites of passage.
Coursework includes reading, video viewing, attending worship services, discussion, reflection papers, worship design, and a final project. It is recommended that student take Unitarian Universalist History and Theology prior to this course. Geared to MDiv students.
Relates to SKSM threshold 1. Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement and MFC competency 1. Worship and Rites of Passage
Enrollment max: 20. Auditors excluded.