Sunday April 1 Easter: A Season of Miracles

Sunday April 1

Easter; A Season of Miracles

 

Join us for this service of story and music as we explore a Unitarian Universalist meaning of Easter and the importance of miracles to this season. Our younger children (pre-k through 2nd grade will leave the sanctuary after the first Easter miracle story and join Jenna Kyes, Director of Religious Education for a worship circle and another Easter story. Come enjoy this service as we explore the meaning of miracle – both Easter and modern-day.

Sunday March 18, 2018

Spiritual Practice; Listening and Speaking, 

Rev Bev Waring Officiating 

 

There are two types of Quaker Meetings; commonly referred to as programmed and un-programmed. A programmed meeting involves readings and music but generally not spoken words – at least not at the length of a typical sermon. An un-programmed meeting generally has no planned spoken words. What these two types of meetings have in common are periods of silence in order to allow time for that ‘still, small voice’ inside to be heard. Join us this Sunday as we explore what a programmed Quaker Meeting can bring to our spiritual experience.

Sunday March 11, 2018

Permanence and Transience, Rev Bev Preaching

 

One of the earliest Unitarians, the Reverend Theodore Parker of Massachusetts offered a sermon that remains today on the greatest hits list of Unitarian sermons. “A Discourse on the Transient and the Permanent in Christianity”, asked the questions, “What is permanent and true in our religion? What should we keep, and what might we be willing to let go?” These seem good questions to continue asking as we seek a balance between holding on to what is serving us well and letting go of what may be a barrier to forward thinking and movement.

Sunday September 3, 2017 – 9:30 AM

Summer Service in the Chapel – Feeling Welcomed.    Rev. Bev Waring Service Leader.

NOTE: This is the last summer service and therefore will be on the summer schedule with coffee and snacks available at 9:30 am and the service will start around 9:35 am.

Join Rev. Bev in the Chapel for a time of sharing your favorite reading, quote, poem, or story about feeling welcomed. What was your entry into a new place like? What happened that helped you feel a part of a new school, neighborhood, church, job, etc.? Is there a poem or book you have read that has helped you feel a part of a group?

Let’s end the summer and prepare for the upcoming church year with a time of sharing what it means to you to feel welcomed. All readings and poems welcomed. Whether they are funny or profound, self-written or a well-known classics, we want to hear your choice. Nothing comes to mind? That is ok, come anyways and hear from fellow parishioners, you never know how someone’s words may spark your own discovery. All ages welcome to attend and participate in this spontaneously created time of inspiration.

 

Sunday June 11, 2017- 10:30 AM

 

What’s Next?, Rev. Bev Waring preaching.

Join us as we end the church year with a worship service full of music, stories, and dreams about what the future holds for us.  This is the last service of our “regular” church year.  Summer services start next week, Sunday June 18th, in the Chapel at 9:30 am.  Please see the separate schedule of summer services elsewhere in this newsletter.

This is a Chapel Start for RE.

Sunday May 28, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Memorial Day and Flower Communion, Rev. Bev Waring preaching.

Long term members and newcomers alike are encouraged to join us for this special service of memories, celebration, and fun.  We will honor the accomplishments of the past while looking towards a future full of fun, excitement, and growth.  We will also enjoy our annual flower communion celebration.  Please bring a flower to add to our shared bouquet.  The worship service will be slightly shorter than usual to encourage everyone to stay for a special “coffee hour,” and “Garden Party Celebration.”  See the separate article in this VISTA for more information.

This is a Chapel Start for RE.

Sunday May 21, 2017 – 10:30 AM

The Water is Wide; Unpacking White Supremacy, Rev. Bev Waring, Preaching

Over the past several weeks, our Unitarian Universalist Association has endured a time of great turmoil as we confront our failure as an institution to live into our goals of becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multi-cultural organization.  As a light has been shined on this failure, courageous self-examination and deep soul work is being done.  Over the past four weeks, over 600 of our congregations have dedicated a worship service to start the conversation about the damaging and persistent effects of white supremacy in our culture, our lives and our denomination.  The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke against racism 51 years ago at the 1966 General Assembly.  The water is wide, the work continues.

Sunday May 14, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Bridging Services,Rev. Bev Waring and Jenna Kyes, DRE, officiating. 

Another annual favorite, the Bridging Service recognizes and honors our graduating high school seniors.  You do not want to miss this special service as we wish our graduating young adults well and send them off towards the next adventures in their lives.

This is a Sanctuary Start for RE.

Sunday May, 7, 2017 – 10:30 AM

RComing of Age, Rev. Bev Waring and Jenna Kyes, DRE, officiating.

Today we will recognize and celebrate our eighth grade youth in a Coming-of-Age Worship Service. This wonderful annual service gives our youth who participate in the Coming of Age Program an opportunity to share what they believe and think about the world with the whole congregation.

This is a Sanctuary Start for RE.