Elaine Bowen and Chalice Group members – Over the past 5 years, the face of UUCK has changed with a new minister and many new members. It can be difficult to get to know each other or engage in deep conversation in the noise & distraction of coffee hour or in a few moments of greeting. This service aims to introduce Chalice Groups as a opportunity and invitation for congregants to engage in the development of relationships through the discussion of meaningful UU related topics.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns – Navigating change can feel like riding an emotional rollercoaster. One moment we might be brimming with excitement about the new possibilities before us, the next could find us filled with grief for all that we stand to lose if we make a change. It is enough to leave us uncertain, confused or even depressed. How can we live through the changes in our lives – at home, at work, and here at church – in a way that fosters health and wholeness?
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Kristina Spaude – What would you find if you were to seriously take stock of your failings? What would you need to make right if you were to carefully review the mistakes you have made in your relationships this past year? The “Days of Awe” following Rosh Hashanah in the Jewish tradition are a time of reckoning. It is a time for owning up to mistakes, a time for apologies, a time for making amends. Come consider the spiritual gifts and challenges of confession, repentance and beginning again.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Dani Beale – I believe that Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law is immoral and unjust. So when the call came to travel to Phoenix to participate in the National Day of Non-Compliance this past July, I knew I had to answer. To talk about my experience I have to follow several threads. My sermon this morning will include reflection on immigration history, worker justice issues, civil disobedience philosophy and the prison industry. Our worship this morning will include a couple of great songs from the Unitarian Universalist soundtrack of the Human Rights Summer!
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