Sunday Services

We come together at 10:30 am each Sunday morning to shape and define what is of value and worth to us, and to sing, meditate, and share our lives with one another. Our services focus on topics of spiritual, social and current concerns. Our Worship is designed to meet the diversity of spiritual paths that are embraced within Unitarian Universalism. Sunday mornings offer a celebration of community, an intellectual challenge, and a deepening of the heart.

Our Sunday Services are varied and unique, but generally we have an opening piece of music followed by a welcome statement, then a call to worship. Next there is a time for church announcements, and that is often followed by a time for sharing brief personal joys and sorrows. Then we often sing a hymn, which is followed by a children’s story.

After the children’s story, our children usually leave the service to attend classes or play. After the children’s recessional we collect the weekly offering with musical accompaniment, and then the main speaker is introduced.The Minister or guest speaker delivers the sermon, and we conclude with another hymn followed by closing words and then a final musical postlude. After the service we usually have a light lunch, coffee, and refreshing conversation.

There is no dress code requirement for our church. Some folks wear blue jeans and a t-shirt, others wear shorts and a tank top, and a few dress more traditionally in a conservative style. Wear what you are comfortable in, and you will be welcomed!

Spring 2017 Worship Services

Themes:

January: Forgive and Forgiving

February: Justice

March: Gratitude

April:  Our Blue Boat

Speakers:

 

March 5th     Stewardship Sunday with Onna Johnson – Stronger Together
We will explore the difference between finding spirituality in the “forest” and joining an institution for worship.  Several other members will participate in the service.

March 12th    Rev. Christiane Heyde – Privilege and Gratitude
Rev. Christiane is exploring our relationship to our own privilege and how gratitude affects our ability to work for justice.

March 19th    Dr. Kaden Sheffield –  Is Gratitude Just an Attitude?
Today’s 24/7 world of media hype seems to be swirling faster than ever around us, fragmenting our concentration and making us ever more anxious.  In times like these it’s easy to lose sight of all that is good in the world, and in ourselves.  But modern science is rediscovering what the world’s great traditions have told us: that gratitude isn’t just an attitude, but the ground of our being.  It lies at the heart of our physical, emotional, spiritual and social health.  Let’s look at some wisdom tales of gratitude to replenish our wellspring.

March 26th     Reverend Christiane Heyde -Gratitude as Spiritual Practice
Rev. Christiane explores the idea of Gratitude possibly being the main spiritual practice in Unitarian Universalism.