Sunday Services

September Theme: Covenant

September 1: Dorothy Day
By Terry Mead
Dorothy Day: suffragist, bohemian, communist, socialist, workers’ advocate, journalist, pacifist, and possible Catholic saint. What can her words tell us in these political times?

September 8: Rainbow Covenant
By Rev. Cathy Corbin-Mannino
What is a covenant? It is not a contract; it is not a sworn oath. It is a living promise made new every day. And it takes nothing less than the power of rainbow courage to keep it.

September 15: Coming Full Circle
By Dr. Kaden Sheffield
The fall equinox marks the time when Jews review their life stories and renew their covenant with the Lord. A new movement that echoes Jewish tradition is the story circle. It is a way to unite us in community, to review and renew—in short, to covenant.

September 22: Broken Promises
By Rev. Cathy Corbin-Mannino
What happens when a covenant is broken or violated? The focus must remain on the relationship: forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration.

September 29: Transgender Journeys
By Karen Shiffman Lateiner
Our speaker will take you on her personal journey as she struggled to understand the gender transition of her child at a time when transgender issues were rarely discussed.

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!