Those who are new, nearly new, recent members, and established UUs seeking to learn more about Unitarian Universalism are invited to join us this Sunday, August 30.
If you are an “Inquirer” searching for community and engagement opportunities and want to learn more about our congregation and Unitarian Universalism, this series of classes and conversations may be what you are looking for.
Please join us immediately after the Sunday Worship Service via Zoom on August 30 where Rev. Steven Protzman will lead off our series. Our first session will include a welcome from Rev. Steven and an opportunity to learn how others found their way to our church. This session will also includes a time for your questions to be answered.
Time: Aug 30, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman, DRE Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Evian Rome.
The Pat Humphries song “Swimming to the Other Side” reminds us that we are all journeying together and that we are intimately connected with each other. As we return from our summer adventures bringing water and stories to share, this festive service of ingathering and a virtual water communion invites us to bring our lives, our struggles, our hopes and our dreams to this community and join our lives together once again.
A virtual service led by Rev. Christie Anderson, Kathy Kerns, and Vivien Sandlund.
The road to freedom and equality can be long, and the journey can yield both successes and disappointments. Today’s service marks the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote nationally. We present the exciting story of the women’s suffrage movement, and reflect on the longer women’s journey toward full equality in American society.
Ingathering and Water Communion Our annual ingathering and water communion service will be on Sunday, August 30th at 10 am. Since we can’t be together in person for this service but we still want to blend water as a sign of being together in community, we are going to try something different for sharing water. We have scheduled the following times for you to drop by the church next week to bring some water from your adventures (it could be from the garden hose in your backyard or a local river or…). We’ll take a picture of you with your water and then create a slide show for the service. Be sure to keep some of the water you’ll be sharing so that we can do a water blessing during the service.
Please bring your water to the front church steps on one of the the follow days:
Wednesday, August 19 between 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 20 between 6:00 – 8:00 pm
In the event of rain, our common water bowl will be located just inside the front doors.
A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser
John Pavlovitz writes: “the real story is that there is a balance in this living; something born with each thing that dies, something found for each thing lost.” In this in-between time with all its uncertainty, there are things we have each lost but also things we have found or discovered about our lives and ourselves. Together we will reflect on our lost and found lives and share what we are learning about living with a pandemic.
We will also do our annual backpack blessing during this service.
A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Heidi Emhoff Wood.
It has been said “All politics is identity politics”. In this sermon and service, purchased by Joel Slater at our Service Auction, we will explore how identity politics has created more division in our country. We’ll also examine how it informs Unitarian Universalism and calls us to work towards our vision to be an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural institution and our sixth principle, the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.