This Sunday we will be holding our annual Day of the Dead celebration.  This is an annual First U service in which we remember all of the members, friends, and loved ones who have died, particularly remembering losses in the past year but also those who died less recently.  Please bring a picture, token, or […]

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This Sunday we will be holding our annual Day of the Dead celebration. This is an annual First U service in which we will remember all of the members, friends and loved ones who have passed away, particularly remembering those who have died in the past year, but also those who died less recently. Please […]

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Having just returned from the great state of California from UUMA Institute, Rev. Josh will preach on one of California’s favorite sons: Thomas Starr King.  Thomas Starr King lived in the 19th Century and was a Universalist minister who then became a Unitarian minister.  He was a Unitarian Universalist a century before they merged!  He […]

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Catherine Williamson, Director of Religious Exploration. Our all-church theme for the month of January is prophecy. In this multi-generational service we will explore the lives and contributions of several people who succeeded, against all odds, in making the world a better place.

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As we continue to explore our monthly theme we consider how we have allowed ourselves to be embraced by the community. How can we, as a congregation, embrace and heal our fractured and splintered nation? Order of Service: 10-09-16 OOS.pdf Sermon file: Kindness

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October 2nd at 12 noon “Pet Blessing”

Bring your cats, dogs, gerbils, and other pets.  We will gather outside for a brief service of appreciation for all animals and then a blessing of each animal.  All animals need to be in a crate, on a leash, or otherwise contained.  Or you can just bring a picture of your pet to be blessed. […]

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We kick off our month long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the congregation with a special visit from the Unitarian Universalist Association. In addition to Rev. Morn’s sermon, we will view a video greeting from Rev. Peter Morales, President of the UUA. After the service be sure to visit the Library and Warner Room […]

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As we prepare to gather for our various family Thanksgiving celebrations, we will create together a table-setting ritual that reminds us of the many ways that people arrive among us seeking hospitality.  Order of Service:  11_22_15 Rev. Roberta Finkelstein.pdf Sermon audio:  Setting The Table.mp3

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October 4 – “Solitude and Sabbath”

At the time of the autumn equinox, the number of hours of light and darkness are equal; it is a time of balance between light and dark that calls us to seek balance in our lives as well. In this service, Rev. Roberta will reflect on the spiritual learnings of the autumn season. Order of […]

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October 11th “Beloved Community”

Today we begin a four sermon series on the four phrases of the congregational mission statement. Beloved community – what does it mean, what does it take to create it, what gifts does it bestow on us? Order of Service:  10-11-2015 Rev. Roberta Finkelstein.pdf Sermon file:  Beloved Community October 11 Rev. Finkelstein.pdf

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The second sermon in the series on the congregational mission statement will include the commissioning of our Pastoral Care Visitors and a demonstration of how knitting and crocheting can contribute to the nourishment of the spirit.  We will also kick off our annual Guest At Your Table campaign to support the UU Service Committee. Order […]

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October 25th “Celebrating Pluralism”

As a reality in society and in our congregations, pluralism is a part of how we coexist. This sermon will explore how our faith tradition calls us to action in the wider world in all the complexity that pluralism implies with heart and compassion.  The Rev. Rebekah A. Montgomery just began serving the UU Congregation of […]

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One of the primary goals of the Developmental Ministry period is to create a culture of wide engagement; to put into practice a true shared ministry. We will begin to explore what it means for all members to practice to ‘ministry of everyone.’      Order of Service:  09-27-2015 Rev. Roberta Finkelstein.pdf Sermon audio:  Sermon_27Sept2015.mp3

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