Endless Beautiful

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 9:30 AM –

Summer Service

Listen, create, share. In this lay-led service, Carolyn Decker and Lucas Pralle of Endless Beautiful will lead attendees in a creativity exercise designed to activate our creative spirits and deepen our listening and creative skills. Endless Beautiful is an arts partnership that specializes in using audio-based prompts to engage participants of all ages in creative work and meaningful conversation. No artistic skill or experience needed. We invite you to attend this service to explore your own creative spirit.

Coffee, juice and light refreshments will be available. Please note that there is no childcare this week.

To the Moon!

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 9:30 AM –

Summer Service

Fifty years ago, the first humans set foot on the moon. Why did we go there? What was the point? And what did we get out of it?

Join us in an exploration of our journey into Space. It’s an interesting tale, with some fascinating twists and turns along the way. Led by Jim Kirk.

Creating Intentional Community

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 9:30 AM –

Summer Service

Summer Services at UUCSW continue on Sunday, July 14th at 9:30 am in the Chapel. UUCSW Member Lisa Borchetta will be speaking about “Creating Intentional Community.”

As social creatures, we live in community – even if we don’t participate very actively in them. In this service on “Creating Intentional Community” we’ll take a look at our role in this process and consider what a community of our choice might be like as we ponder questions like: What is your ideal community? Who lives there? What needs does it meet? Would the community that met your needs at age 30 still do so when you’re 70? What are the essential resources and elements there? And what are the downsides of creating a community by intention, does anyone get left out? Come commune with us.

Summer Service: Listen for Your Own Sake and Especially When You Don’t Feel Like It!

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 9:30 AM –

Summer Services at UUCSW continue on Sunday, June 30th at 9:30 am in the Chapel. Long time UUCSW member Charlie Wolfson will be speaking. His topic is “Listen for Your Own Sake and Especially When You Don’t Feel Like It!”

Coffee, juice and light refreshments will be available. Child care is not available this week. Please consider signing up to help with setting up refreshments. A stipend to cover the cost is available. Please contact Kathie Metzger with questions: kmetzger200@gmail.com.

There will not be a service on Sunday, July 7th due to the July 4th weekend. Services resume on Sunday, July 14th.

Worship – Ahead of the Times

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 10:30 AM –

Nearly 100 years ago, August 18, 1920, women in this country got the right to vote. At this service, we will talk about a few of the women who worked so hard to earn this right for women in the US. We will also learn a bit about how the UUCSW was ahead of the rest of the country. Led by Kathie Metzger. Please join us immediately following service for our 2019 Annual Meeting.

Worship – Curiosity and the Beginner’s Mind

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 10:30 AM –

What does it mean to be a people of Curiosity? This Sunday’s service leader, Lisa Shumway, will explore this question and what it means for us as individuals and as a community. In addition, we will delve into the concept of Shoshin, a word from Zen Buddhism meaning “Beginner’s Mind”. As Zen teacher Suzuki Roshi famously said “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s, there are few.” Should we strive to be beginners or experts?

Worship – Memorial Day: More than a 3-Day Weekend

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 10:30 AM –

We hope to explore the origins of Memorial Day, and to see more clearly the difference between patriotism and nationalism in a “non-political” way. We invite you to dig up and bring photos and/or stories from your own family experiences regarding those in active service as well as veterans that we honor for their service. At the end of the service we may place flowers at the graves of veterans in a nearby cemetery for those interested. Please join us the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, and remember to bring your own family photos and stories to share. Service led by Kim Hall.

Worship – The Place Where Love Lives

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 10:30 AM –

What do a mustard seed, the Kingdom of God, and love have in common? Today is a lesson in metaphor from the master storyteller, himself. Never one to tip-toe around Jesus, Rev. Cindy Frado seeks to liberate the essence of his message to speak to the entire theological arc of our UU panoply of beliefs. Check your pre-conceived notions at the door. For those with eyes to see and ears to listen. This is a sanctuary start for the children and a great day to be together in worship. We will also be celebrating our graduating seniors with a Bridging Ceremony.