What is Worship?
Every part of the Sunday gathering – the singing, the preaching, the Scripture reading, the confession, the praying, the greeting, and everything else – is an act of corporate worship. Singing is one element of that worship.
Why DO We Sing?
Here is a small sample of what Scripture has to say about singing:
Our music is a response to who God is and what he has done for us through Christ. Singing also helps the Word “dwell in [us] richly” as we proclaim gospel truths together in song which stirs our hearts.
To Whom Do We Sing?
We sing praises to God, yet we also sing to building up the church body and to witness to non-Christians with music that presents the gospel of Christ.
What Do We Sing?
At UCC, we aim to sing songs with rich theology and musical quality. We sing songs written hundreds of years ago and some written days before a service. The songs should be beautiful and, more importantly, true.
What is Congregational Singing?
We want the congregation to participate in musical worship, so we try to sing mostly familiar songs in comfortable keys, with the congregation’s voice being the most prominent sound.
A special thanks to Jeff Mooney for discussions on this topic and for the helpful material on his church’s website.
Join us this Sunday at one of our three locations.
A family-friendly service located in one of the fastest growing suburbs of the Nordics, with a full range of children and youth classes. Services are a mix of traditional and contemporary.
Located on the campus of Aalto University in south Espoo, UCC Otaniemi is a small family and student friendly service with a more traditional style of worship.
Located in the heart of downtown Helsinki, near the university of Helsinki campus, UCC Helsinki draws a mix of university students and young adults with its contemporary style of worship.