A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Randy Bish.
After 100 years of attempts at merger, in 1961 the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America consolidated to become the Unitarian Universalist Association. This service will tell the story of how our denomination began sixty years ago, offer a critique of our movement and its struggles with finances, growth, and racial justice through the years, and reflect on a vision of who the UUA could be in the 21st century.
A virtual service led by Music Director Hal Walker and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson with special musical guest Peter Mayer.
Peter Mayer is best known for writing one of the UU hymn favorites, Blue Boat Home. Peter will be sharing songs and a sermon called “Church of What We Know” about the story that science tells about our universe—a story about the Big Bang and the evolution of life—and how we can develop a spiritual connection to that story.
More about Peter . . . Minnesota’s Peter Mayer has been singing and songwriting full-time for 25 years, performing in venues across the United States and beyond. He writes songs for a small planet–songs about interconnectedness and the human journey–songs about life on earth and the mysterious and wondrous fact of our existence. He also writes songs about dress hats, pumpkins and pajamas, and even love and freight trains just like a good folk musician should. His music has been performed by artists like Kathy Mattea, David Wilcox, Claudia Schmidt, Anne Hills, Priscilla Herdman, Darryl Purpose, Billy Jonas, and Ronny Cox, to name a few. His work has been included in song books, church hymnals, and folk radio playlists across the country. Peter has eleven albums to his credit, and has sold over 100,000 of them. He lives in Stillwater, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters.
A virtual service led by Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele and Rev. Steven Protzman
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” As we celebrate Earth Day, we will use Dr. Seuss’s story “The Lorax” to reflect on our relationship with the earth. We will also ask how the UU Seventh Principle, the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are each a part, asks us to speak not only for the trees, but to cherish all of the natural world.
A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.
The song “We Shall Be Known” by MaMuse says that we shall be known by the company we keep. As we explore April’s Soul Matters theme of “Becoming”, let’s ask together: Who are we seeking to become in this next chapter of our history? Who will we invite to join us on this journey and to share our ministries and our spaces, including Hobbs Hall? And what can stuffies teach us about doing church?