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The Doors of Our Lives – February 18, 2018
Led by Gail Woosley and Worship Associate Eric van Baars We will explore the decisions we make on a daily basis and those doors we choose to go through or avoid, both real and metaphorical. Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.
Friendship as a World View – February 11, 2018
Led by Jafar Mahallati and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer Dr. Jafar Mahallati is currently a Presidential Scholar in Islamic Studies at Oberlin College. He studied in Iran, the US, and Canada and holds degrees in fields as varied as Islamic theology, civil engineering, and political economy. He has worked at the UN in the area of conflict resolution. As Iranian ambassador to the UN from 1987-89, he helped broker peace to end the Iran-Iraq war. His multidisciplinary and multicultural...
Keep On Moving Forward – February 4, 2018
Led by the Worship Arts Team This Sunday we will explore perseverance. Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.
Empowered Gratitude – January 28, 2018
Led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns Research indicates that possessing a meaningful sense of gratitude enhances our well-being. One effective way to cultivate gratitude is to express gratitude in words and deeds. Learn the story of an individual whose life was transformed by the practice of gratitude and consider how this practice can be applied to enhance your life. Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.
Intentions not Resolutions – January 21, 2018
Led by Lisa Thiel and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh Intentions are a Buddhist practice that is more like reminders of what is 'right' rather than the western tradition of 'resolving' to change ourselves and focusing on what is wrong
Christmas Eve Services
We have lovely services planned for Christmas Eve. Enjoy stories, carols, fabulous music and candlelight all in honor of the babe born in Bethlehem and the unconditional love toward all lives that he taught. 10:30 AM A morning service led by Lori Fatchet-McGee with Nursery care will be available during the service. Podcast is from this service. 4:30 PM A service created especially with young families in mind, led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and our Religious Education...
Mystery – January 24, 2017
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Becky Cline Last year Becky Cline won the opportunity to give me a subject for a sermon at our annual service auction. Since then, Becky has agreed to become one of our newest worship associates. Join us as we delve into the wonders and surprises of Mystery.
Walking the Walk- January 17, 2016
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen This service picks up where we ended the week before by inviting personal reflection and exploring collective Unitarian Universalist responses to escalating income inequality. What actions can we take that might make a meaningful difference?
Are You Expecting Miracles? – December 13, 2015
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh Miracles feature in the central stories of both Hanukkah and Christmas. How can we understand what those miracles once meant? And how can we understand what it might mean for us to be expecting miracles now?
The Weight and the Wait – December 6, 2015
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj This month we begin exploring the theme of expectation in our worship services. As our thoughts turn to the upcoming winter holidays, we will reflect together on the weight of expectation in a season of waiting.
Ancestral Echoes – November 8, 2015
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Andrew Rome When we think of ancestors we often think of a family’s heritage. This morning we will think instead of our nation’s heritage. Our ancestors in this land were both native and immigrant. The history of colonial oppression of indigenous people affects us still. What does that legacy have to do with our spiritual health today?
With Reverence and Gratitude – November 1, 2015
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Lori Fatchet-McGee Our worship theme this month is ancestry. We begin our exploration by considering the ways in which people relate to elders in our own country as well as other places around the world. What are the foundations of a spiritually whole and healthy response to elderhood? Services are offered on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and 11:30 with Nursery Care available during both services.