Sunday November 26, 2017 – 10:30 AM

AN INTERGENERATIONAL SERVICE ABOUT SOUP,  Rev. Bev Waring, Officiating.

Ok, so the service is not actually about soup but the two stories are. This is really a service about abundance, about sharing what we have, about what happens when we act as if we live in the midst fo scarcity. Using two stories, Stone Soup and The Stolen Soup Aroma to frame the conversation we will explore abundace, scarcity, greed and sharing. There will be activities with our Director of  Religious Education, Jenna Kyes, for children who cannot stay in the sanctuary for the whole service.

Join us for Coffee Hour after the service.  All are welcome!

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 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.