Service

Sunday Services

All Sunday services begin at 10:30 AM. 
Coffee Hour follows the service. 

August 25: “Our Interdependent Web”
— Jessica Blasingame-Acox, DRE

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Join us for an inter-generational talk on how we all work together and need one another to make the cogs of this congregation turn. We’ll also have our annual Blessing of the Backpacks, so bring words of wisdom and trinkets of care to stuff in the backpacks to send our kids back to school (or homeschool) with love, wisdom, and community!

September 1: "A Water Blessed Day" (Fall Water Ingathering) — Rev. Addae Kraba

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We all have one thing in common, and that is our beginnings in water. From that origin water continues to play an integral part in our lives. It makes up 70% of our bodies; water is our very essence. Coming together as people of faith to share our water experiences from the summer is a blessed day. Please bring a small quantity of water harvested from your travels to mingle in the common bowl.


September 8: “From Moral Wounding to a Sense of Wonder” — Dennis Slattery, Ph.D.,
Core Faculty, Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute

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Dr. Slattery speaks to how our spirits (both individual and collective) suffer when our nation’s actions are out of sync with the national myth that we grew up believing (give me your tired, your poor at the Golden Door, work hard and you’ll surely attain the American Dream, Jesus loves the little children, all men are created equal, etc). How do we begin to heal ourselves...or at the very least, not dissociate further? How do we recover a myth that feeds our souls?


September 15: “The Poetry of Mortality” — Steven Botts, Coordinator, Adult Religious Ed

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Recently, Steven Botts presented a series of lectures by Professor Mark Berkson on the subject of death and dying. He was taken aback by the large numbers who attended. Rarely discussed, there seems to be an abiding interest in the subject. Steven’s talk is not a rehash of that course, but a selection of poems he has written over the course of several years that present some of the many ways that we approach, experience, and feel about the end of life.


September 22: "Exploring and Experiencing Wonder" — Susan Lorentz

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The first Source of our UU Living Tradition is: “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.” In this service we will explore various aspects of wonder, and we will have the opportunity to experience wonder which may move us to a renewal of the spirit.


September 29: "My Bad: A Unitarian Perspective on Jewish Repentance" — Joe Leonard, Attorney and Instructor

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The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur offers lessons that Unitarians might find useful regarding how and when to go about the task of making amends with other people, after having first looked inward to examine how one has hurt others. Jewish teachings place particular emphasis on the sometimes irreparable power of hurtful words, and instruct as to when a person may forgive, when she must forgive, and when forgiveness is not hers to offer.