How to Give a Blessing - May 1, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel
In his book To Bless the Space Between Us, John O’Donohue suggests that blessing “is a way of life, a lens through which the whole world is transformed.”  We will start our reflection upon the meaning of blessing by considering what it takes to prepare.  How can we give blessings?

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available for both services.

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Tending our Little Place in the Interdependent Web - April 24, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh, with Green Sanctuary Convener Mary Lou Holly
The 7th Principle of Unitarian Universalism calls us to respect our interdependent web of existence.  Come join us as we celebrate Earth Day by lifting up this strand of our theological heritage and reflecting together on our practice of this principle.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Nursery Care is a…

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Don't Blink - April 17, 2016

Led by our Youth and Interim Director of Religious Education Karen LoBracco
For this annual Youth Service, our High School group will explore through music and words the experience of growing up in a Unitarian Universalist community.  Come to hear what a difference this congregation is making!

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

 

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LAST WEEK TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE!!!!

This is the last week of our Stewardship Campaign to support the operations during fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017).

This week the Stewardship Team is making calls/sending emails to those of you who haven’t made a pledge to the annual Stewardship Campaign.  PLEASE make your pledge, preferably by Friday, Sunday at the latest.  The Finance Committee needs to know how much money we will have to work with when they meet on the 21st….

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The Creative Spirit - April 10, 2016

Led by Lori Fatchet-McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Why do we create art?  What is art?  How does creativity feed our souls?  Our annual Art Sunday service invites you to ask and answer these questions of yourself while we explore the topic of the intersection of creativity and spirituality.

 

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

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April 2016 Chalice Flame Newsletter

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In the Beginning - April 3, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh
In her book Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer writes “like creation stories everywhere, cosmologies are a source of identity and orientation to the world. They tell us who we are.” This Sunday we will begin exploring the theme of creation by considering what the foundational creation stories of our world have to tell us about who we are.

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Why an Alleluia? - March 27, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Intern Minister Dave Clements
He taught them. He healed them.  He fed them. He loved them.  He showed them the way.  For his efforts, he was crucified.  So why will we sing Alleluia today?  Come join us for our special multigenerational celebration of Easter.  Families with children are welcome to attend either service.

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Not a Worldly King - March 20, 2016

Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Andrew Rome
When most people hear of “liberation theology,” they think of revolution. True liberation includes the struggle against issues like racism, sexism, discrimination and social justice. Interest in liberation theology grew rapidly in North America. Liberation theology later found itself in black and women’s liberation movements; it is an ethical theology that grows out of social awareness and t…

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Visitors

Welcome visitors! We hope that you will find a spiritual home here and that you will be enriched in the liberal religious practice and heritage of Unitarian Universalism. The members of this church take pride in the fact that we embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, creeds, sexual orientations, and abilities. Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles and many sources of wisdom. Our congregation is where we come together in religious community to discern our values and live lives in alignment with them. Ours is a living tradition and we put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. In addition, we are a “Welcoming Congregation” which means we have taken part in a special program, designed by the UUA, for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people. The congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Newcomers are always welcome to visit our congregation. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist is simply a matter of self-identification. Membership is voluntary and does not require renouncing other religious affiliations or practices.

We invite you to explore our website, visit our congregation, and discover Unitarian Universalism!

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

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