Sunday Services

October Theme: Democracy

October 6: In Remembrance of Matthew Shepard

By Diane D’Agostino

The murder of college student Matthew Shepard in 1998 brought national attention to hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community. What progress has been made since that time to insure safety and security for this community?

October 13: Democracy Dilemma

By Rev. Cathy Corbin-Mannino

UUs are staunch advocates of the separation of church and state. Is it then appropriate to have a political topic such as democracy a monthly sermon theme. Are we or are we not a church?

October 20: Ingathering

By Terry Mead

Our annual Ingathering service includes an introduction of new members, memories of those who have passed, and a water communion. Bring water from your travels this summer or from your home to pour into our communal bowl. Be prepared to say a few words about how it feels to be returning to our church community.

October 27: Democracy for All

By Rev. Cathy Corbin-Mannino

Is democracy for all a concept that can be realized or simply idealized?

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!