Sunday Services

March Theme: Forgiveness

March 1: “Justice in Action”
By Janine Gelsinger, UUJAZ Executive Director
How do we UUs ensure our justice work is accessible, intersectional, and centers frontline communities and lives into the world we are fighting to create? Discover UUJAZ’s programs for 2020 and discern how you can take action.

March 8: “Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World”
By Rev. Cathy Corbin-Mannino
How do we react to bullying and betrayals without becoming “react”ionaries ourselves? Could forgiveness rather than retaliation actually be instinctual?

March 15: “On Forgiveness”
By Dr. Kaden Sheffield

March 22: “The Science of Forgiveness”
By Rev. Cathy Corbin-Mannino
There are multiple benefits associated with the act of forgiveness of which we may not even be aware. It appears to be a gift we offer another, but it really is an inside job.

March 29: “Examples of Forgiveness”
By Diane D’Agostino
Diane D’Agostino reads three real life cases of forgiveness from the NPR series titled, “This I Believe.”

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!