1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307 | 703-765-5950

Worship

We warmly welcome you to Sunday services.Everyone is invited to join us. They take place:

  • at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. between Labor Day in September and Memorial Day in May
  • at 10:00 a.m. on select holidays and during summer months

When there are two Sunday services, the 9:15 service is usually the more quiet one, and includes a brief meditation. The 11:15 service includes music from the choir and may feature additional elements. Check our calendar of events for latest service schedule.

In between services is a coffee hour with refreshments and conversation. We welcome you to relax in our commons and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, and a wide selection of beverages and foods to enjoy.

You can listen to some of the recent Sermons recorded at Sunday services.  Besides weekly worship we also conduct other ceremonies, such as Child Dedications, and Memorial Services (at the website, Hollin Hall Memorial Services). Our church and its beautiful grounds are home to many weddings. If you are considering a marriage at MVUC, our minister may be available to officiate. Explore opportunities to host your wedding or special event on the Weddings and Events page.

What to Expect in a Sunday Service

Worship services include familiar elements such as a sermon, hymns, readings and an offering. Our minister is in the pulpit about three times per month, except for summer months when she is off for vacation and study break.  When the minister is not present, we have guest speakers who may be from our own church community or we may have guest ministers and lay speakers.

Worship services offer spiritual experience, while also engaging intellectual ideas.  Our children are present for the first part of worship before they leave for their religious education classes.  Occasionally we have intergenerational services  designed to engage people of all ages, and children remain in the chapel.  Sometimes we add creative elements such as dramatic readings, liturgical dance or poetry.

Music During Services

All of our services have a strong musical presence through our choir and guest musicians.  It is common to also have our own talented community members provide music at worship services. We are very proud of the beautiful Music made possible by our Music Director, Mark Zimmerman, and Pianist Yee Von Ng.

We hope you’ll find this information about worship at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church will encourage you to Visit Us. If so, this page may be useful. We’ll look forward to having you join us.