This Worship Page is your center for locating resources created by UCC pastors, scholars and musicians to enrich worship in your congregation. Sermon Seeds are located here, thoughtful reflection on the weekly texts to help prepare sermons and homilies. Worship Ways, in English and Spanish, are Revised Common Lectionary-based services for Sundays, festivals and special ecumenical or UCC observances. Musical suggestions from The New Century Hymnal and Sing! Prayer and Praise will help you draw inspiration from traditional and contemporary musical sources.
Most of the resources on this page are suitable for use in ecumenical contexts.
Revised Common Lectionary (RCL)
Link to weekly scripture readings, prayers, and public domain art based on weekly texts. Most of the worship and preaching resources provided by the UCC are based on the RCL.
A four year process for preaching on Sacred Scripture, developed by Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. The Working Preacher site, linked below, offers an introduction to the Narrative Lectionary, sermon preparation, and worship service planning preparation.
A four year process for preaching on Sacred Scripture, developed by African-American scripture scholars, preachers and liturgists. Bible study, worship and song suggestions are available on their site.
Our popular resource for lectionary-based Bible study. It includes next Sunday's Bible reading, a brief meditation, and reflections from ancient or contemporary sources.