Book of Worship
The United Church of Christ Book of Worship isavailable on CD. The CD contains two different types of files, PDF (Portable Document File) and RTF (Rich Text File).
Two other sets of services have been added to this collection.
One set includes Inclusive Marriage Ceremonies. These have been adapted from existing services in the Book of Worship, and provide language which may be used for any marriage, regardless of gender.
The second set consists of fourteen Spanish Liturgies that have been published in the Himnario Unido, the United Church of Christ official Spanish Hymnal. The UCC Book of Worship has three editions; loose-leaf, personal, and CD. Order at 1-800-537-3394.
Liturgies from the Book of Worship and The New Century Hymnal
The Book of Worship is an excellent resource for all who plan and lead worship in the local church. While published by the United Church of Christ, most of the liturgies would well serve any Christian denomination.
Book of Worship attempts to express the diversity of the UCC while at the same time lifting up the common liturgical threads which flow through the church, weaving past, present and future into a creative tapestry of words, music, and movement.
Liturgies include services of: Word and Sacrament, Baptism and Affirmation of Baptism, a Church's Life, Marriage, Memorial and Thanksgiving, and Recognition and Authorization of Ministries.
Read the introduction to Book of Worship online as well as a proposed "Order for Marriage – An Inclusive Version" not currently included in Book of Worship. Also available online is the introduction to The New Century Hymnal, an inclusive hymnal published by the UCC in 1995. The NCH contains over 600 hymns, a Psalter, and other musical settings for worship, as well as liturgical resources. You will also find a sample of a reconcilation service here.
To order your copy of Book of Worship or The New Century Hymnal, call United Church Resources at 1-800-537-3394.
We invite you to explore our many other online resources. Worship Ways offers a wide array of liturgies and worship aids centered on the church year. It is published three times per year by the Worship and Education Team of Local Church Ministries. Archived issues are available here. SAMUEL is our online lectionary resource offering thoughtful reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for the church year.