July 7: Health Care for Medically Marginalized People
By Jason Odhner
Discusses how we can provide volunteer-led, patient-centered health services to medically marginalized people with respect and cultural humility.
July 14: The Pagan-Wiccan Path
By Rev. Darren Reale
The Pagan-Wiccan path is a beautiful nature-oriented approach to worship. Rev. Reale will briefly describe the path Paganism has taken him over the past 50 years. He will demonstrate a brief circle ceremony of the Pagan faith.
July 21: Reframing Justice
By Adrienne Kaye
Adrienne Kaye will discuss the importance of community in helping people during pre- and post-incarceration.
July 28: A UU Sabbath
By Diane D’Agostino
Diane D’Agostino will present Rev. Amanda Aikman’s sermon “Relax: the discipline…Observing a Unitarian Universalist Sabbath.” It begins with a strange question but ends with a satisfying answer.
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!