Upcoming Sunday Services

Services for September, 2018

Theme for September: Vision

What will mess you up most in life is the picture in your head of how it is supposed to be.  In short, no vision is perfect.  They are all flawed and limited.  Every vision distorts even as it clarifies.  On top of that, life changes.  Some doors close, new ones open.  If you stay true to the vision of what’s behind that closed door, you’ll just end up spending your life banging your head against the wall.  And as Unitarian Universalists, we also know that one vision isn’t enough.  As clear as our perspectives may be, we all know by now that none is complete.  To see the entire view, we need everyone’s vantage point.

September 2

On a Mission to Nurture Learning
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Lee Ann Tate

Our theme this month is Vision.  Al month, we will be exploring our new 4-part Mission, starting with “nurture learning”.  We will start things off with the Blessing of the Backpacks ceremony for those returning to school.  We are all teachers and students, no matter our age our circumstances.  Nurturing another’s learning and faith development is more about the experiences we share and whether we are present in the lives of others.

September 9 – Water Communion Service

Community Is Like Water
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Ralph Bush-Resko

We interrupt our regularly scheduled sermon series on Mission and Vision to welcome back everyone from their summer sojourns.  This is our annual In-gathering Service that features the Water Communion ceremony.  We will talk about the life-giving qualities of community and how it sustains us like water.

September 16

On a Mission to Inspire Spiritual Insights
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Shari Pastore

We have stated that it is our mission to “inspire spiritual insights”.  This is a lofty goal and one that is desperately needed in these times of fear, division, and violence.  We will explore how our actions and spiritual grounding can inspire hope and connection in others.

September 23

On a Mission to Create Compassionate Relationships
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Christi Bayha

We already have many relationships in our lives.  Why do we need to create more?  Great question, and one that leads to deeper questions that may cause some soul-searching.  Are all my relationships compassionate?  Do I have compassionate relationships with people who aren’t like me?  Come learn how this mission can expand our interdependent Web of Love.

September 30

TBD
Guest Speaker
Worship Associate: Adam Armstrong

Our guest speakers present insights and information on a variety of topics of interest to the UU community.  Join us as together we explore new ideas and new ways of thinking.