In case you haven’t seen it, the Unitarian-Universalist Association’s web site has a nice introductory page about contemporary worship. It’s broken into three sections: Myths about Contemporary Worship, Ten Tips for Successful Contemporary Worship and a links pge.
Since there isn’t much of this kind of worship happening in UU congregations, much of it is taken from successful Christian practice, now in its fourth decade. But we’re talking about communication methods here, not theology, so it is instructive for us to consider what they’re doing (right!) and learn from it.
So, in case you haven’t read that page yet, go have a look at it. Read those two articles and ponder them. Be prepared to discuss.