Sunday June 4, 2017 – 10:30 AM

My Heart Calls to Me, Program Sunday – Jim Kirk Moderating.
Jennifer Fay and Andy Koenigsberg each speak about topics they care deeply about, that “calls to their heart.”
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.

Sunday April 30, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Who We Are – Bring a Friend to Church Sunday!  Rev. Bev Waring preaching.

Unitarian Universalism is a long name – so long we often shorten it to UU.  But what does it really mean?  Who are we and what does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist?  This is Bring a Friend to church Sunday!  Adults and children are encourage to invite a friend or neighbor to join come them in the pews (and in the Religious Education program).  The Youth Choir will participate in the service prior to going to a special program full of stories and crafts about things important to us as Unitarian Universalists.

This is a Worship Circle Start for RE.

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Focus on Criminal Justice, Program Sunday.

This service is entitled “Mike” – a view of the Criminal Justice system through the eyes of a man who, for fifteen years, has been incarcerated at MCI Norfolk. Jerry Breecher and friends have been visiting Mike, and they will present what they have learned from him.

This is a Worship Circle Start for RE.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Easter; One Season, Many Stories, Intergenerational Service with Rev Bev Waring and Jenna Kyes, Director of Religious Education.
Join us for this service of celebration of the season. Through stories and music we will explore the meaning of this time of year for people of diverse faiths and traditions.
This a Sanctuary Start for RE.

Sunday April 9, 2017 – 10:30 AM

Lessons From A Lifetime of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles, Rev. Bev Waring preaching.

The title says it all.  Whether you love them or hate them, doing jigsaw puzzles can teach us a lot about congregational life.  Come Sunday as we explore these lessons and share your lessons and perspective too.

This is a Worship Circle Start for RE.

Sunday April 2, 2017 – 10:30 AM

A Language of Reverence,Rev. Bev Waring preaching.
We all know our seven Unitarian Universalist principles – right? Well, at least they are easy to look up – they are in the front of the grey hymnal we use almost every week. But did you know the controversy about the principles that happened almost fifteen years ago? Then UUA president William Sinkford mentioned that he thought they lacked religious language, a vocabulary of reverence. Come Sunday and explore the meaning of religious language and decide for yourself if Unitarian Universalists are comfortable with a language of reverence.
This is a Sanctuary Start for RE.