The Heart Knows - February 14, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Intern Minister Dave Clements

This Sunday and next we will explore two sides of the same coin. How can attending to desire enhance our relationships and deepen our capacity for spiritual fulfillment?

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Finding and Following Your Bliss - February 7, 2016

Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Discerning one’s bliss, requires creating a “sacred space” — a space for uninterrupted reflection and unrushed creative work.  If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are — if you are following your bliss, you are enjoyi…

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Nobody But Yourself - January 31, 2017

Led by  Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj

Quotations attributed to both e.e. cummings and Ralph Waldo Emerson tell us that the work of being yourself is truly an accomplishment.  When others are trying to make you just like them or just like everyone else, being yourself is no small feat of resistance.  What does it take to be nobody but yourself?

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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.

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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?

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Escalating Inequality - January 10, 2016

Led by  Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Carolyn Andrews Schlemmer

In 2014 the Unitarian Universalist Association chose Escalating Inequality as its 2014-2018 Study Action Issue. The escalation of income inequality influences many of the social injustices which are of our concern to our faith community. Today we begin the first of a two part sermon series trying to understand the big picture of income inequality today.

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Confessions of the Ordinary Kind- January 3, 2016

Led by Kristina Spaude and Worship Associate Lori Fatchet-McGee

What are your deepest, darkest secrets, those you shared with no one? It may be a “regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, or childhood humiliation” — these are the secrets sought by the amazing mail art project called postsecret. We’ll explore such secrets, and what might happen if we do share them. The creator of postsecret. com, Frank Warren, said, “Every single person has at least one secret that would break your heart. If we could just remember this, I think there would be a lot more compassion and tolerance in the world.”

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Simple Peace - December 27, 2015

One Service Only at 9:45 AM  led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj

Come and drink in simple peace during this Taizé inspired service of song, meditation, silence and prayer.  Taizé is an ecumenical, intercultural, monastic community in France.  People from all over the world, young adults especially, have been inspired by the work and worship of the Taizé community.  We will draw upon their worship form in this…

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Celtic Christmas Joy - December 20, 2015

Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Intern Minister Dave Clements, and Sandy Eaglen

Join us for our annual, multigenerational celebration of the season, which will once again feature a dramatic story adapted and directed by the oh-so-talented Sandy Eaglen.  Our services will celebrate the joys of Celtic Christmas and Winter Solstice traditions that have influenced our own traditions.  The lovely sounds of the Celtic Clan will be featured …

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Christmas Eve Services - December 24, 2015

4:30 pm – Young Family Friendly Service
6:30 pm – Family Friendly Service
8:30 pm – Adult Oriented Service
Please note that we will not be offering nursery care on Christmas Eve this year. Since the introduction of our Young Family Friendly Service, we have found that families have not been using nursery care for these services.
Young Family Friendly Service
Led by Rev. Renee Zimelis Ruchotzke and Religious Education Assistant Colleen Thoele…

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Worship Services

Join us, Sunday mornings for services at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children are invited into the Sanctuary for an intergenerational service.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Service topics are announced in our monthly newsletter, The Chalice Flame. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes. Please see our Children’s Religious Education page regarding how our children participate in services.


Upcoming Services

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Coffee Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services. We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In July the coffee hour will follow our one service.  In August the coffee hour will begin around 10:30 and in September the coffee hour will begin at about 11:00.

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