Holiday times can be difficult for those of us who have experienced losses or disappointments. The Blue Christmas service allows us to acknowledge those feelings of sadness and emptiness, and to experience some healing. The Knitting Ministry will offer hand-knitted comfort cloaks to all wish to take one for themselves or for a loved one.
Our Soul Matters theme for the month of December is “What Does It Mean to Be a People of Mystery?” We will be borrowing some of the Hanukkah story from our Jewish cousins to explore that question. We will also joyfully welcome our newest members during worship. Our monthly multi-generational pop up choir will sing.
On tolerance, hospitality, fellowship and friendship. How do we propose to change the world via loving action, both at church and outside of church? And have we bitten off more than we can chew?
It has become an annual tradition here at First U that we celebrate Thanksgiving by setting a table together in our sanctuary and sharing stories about the objects we place on that table. We will also celebrate a Child Dedication at this service.
The Gospel of Thomas was lost to history for more than a millennium. Could this work, attributed to a skeptic who demanded proof of the resurrection, be the most UU of the Jesus stories? Worship Associate Ed Ostrom will open the service with a tribute to veterans in honor of Veterans Day.
Please join us for our Vespers series on Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. (Childcare will be available from 6:00-7:15 p.m.) The services will be based on the Taizé style of worship, featuring candlelight, inspirational music, readings and meditation. Come to find peace, silence and fellowship. We will join together in silent […]
In keeping with our Soul Matters ministry theme for the month of November, Rev. Roberta will reflect on her earliest memories of Unitarian Universalism, and how those memories have informed her growth in faith and ministry.
As the congregation engages in the ministerial search process, people already have ideas about what their next minister will be like. Yet not all ministers look and act alike. What biases might we hold about who the next minister is? Do issues of oppression cause congregations to exclude looking at potential ministers? Even in Unitarian […]
On the Sunday that commemorates the founding of the United Nations, we will reflect on what it means for us to be part of a global community. Around the world Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists are working together to put our shared principles into action around the issue of migration. The current global migration crisis […]
In “A Hidden Wholeness,” the Quaker theologian Parker Palmer talks about the blizzard we are living through. “It swirls around us as economic injustice, ecological ruin, physical and spiritual violence, and their inevitable outcome, war. It swirls within us as fear and frenzy, greed and deceit, and indifference to the suffering of others.” As we […]
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