Wage Peace

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Poet Judyth Hill invites us to “Wage peace”, to use our breath and our ears and our hands and our hearts to not only actively work for peace, but to act as if peace is already a reality. As we thank and honor our veterans for their service to our country on this Veteran’s Day, we will reflect on our sixth principle, the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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Calling All UU Superheros

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Jennifer May

Commissioner Steven has turned on the Chalice Signal: calling all UU Superheroes! In honor of our Treats and Talents auction with its theme of “SUUperheroes” this year, this service will be an invitation to bring your UUnique superpower and join other “SUUperheroes”, including UU Woman and the Yellow Lantern of Justice, in the work of building community and creating justice and peace.

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.

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We Remember Them

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

“So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.”  The words of this Reformed Jewish prayer remind us that our loved ones live on in our hearts as long as we remember them.  In keeping with the many spiritual traditions of remembrance during this time of the year, we will once again remember and honor our beloved dead with rituals and songs, love and tears. 

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.

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Longing, Belonging, and Beloved

Sunday , October 20, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Unitarian Universalists often use the phrase “Beloved Community”, a concept which was coined by Josiah Royce, who spoke of a community of memory and hope, and then enlarged by Martin Luther King Jr.  How does this vision of the world challenge us as a community to respond to the fundamental human longing to belong and be loved?  Following the second service, there will be a theme discussion group of the month’s Soul Matters theme of “Belonging”.

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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An Apple for the Journey

Image by Ralf Kunze from Pixabay

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman, Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Elena Kline

The apple, a symbol of autumn, has long been associated with the body, especially healing and good health, but it also represents spiritual gifts, including abundance, love, gratitude and generosity, that help us make our life’s journey more meaningful.  We will gather as a community of all ages to give thanks for life’s many gifts and enjoy the taste of autumn with an apple communion.  We will also commission and bless our musicians.

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.

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Begin Again in Love

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Yom Kippur is the holiest of days for the Jewish people.  During Yom Kippur, Jews around the world will spend their days fasting, praying in atonement and repentance, and asking for forgiveness from God for wrong-doings over the past year.  What can Unitarian Universalists learn from this centuries long tradition of atonement and new beginnings?  This service will provide some insights to this high holy day and offer a ritual of atonement and beginning again in love.  

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.

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A Sacred Yes

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom, in his book “Serving With Grace” invites us to only say yes to an opportunity to serve when it aligns with our passions and our gifts.  As we celebrate our annual Shared Ministries Sunday, we will reflect on answering our heart’s calling to serve one another and to join in the congregation’s work of shared ministry.  In the spirit of shared ministry, we will also commission our Board of Trustees. 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery card available during both services.

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Great Expectations

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

How often do our expectations of ourselves, our lives, and one another and society’s expectations of us get in the way of living more fully and authentically?  As a community that is held together by covenant rather than creed, what can and should we honestly expect of each other?  The service will explore various aspects of the month’s Soul Matters theme of Expectation.  Following the second service, there will be a theme discussion group in the sanctuary.

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

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Coming Home

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

Starhawk says: “We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been.”  If Unitarian Universalism is to truly be a spiritual home, we need to both give and receive radical hospitality, offering to one another what we need to become more fully human and creating a place we have never been.  During this service we will commission and bless our Religious Education teachers and leaders as we begin a new RE year.

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.

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The Water Remembers

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele

What is it the water remembers?  What does water invite us to remember?  As we return from our summer adventures bringing water and stories to share, this festive all ages service of water communion and ingathering invites us to bring our lives, our struggles, our hopes and our dreams to this community and join our lives together once again.  Please bring a small amount of water for the water pouring ritual.   

This Sunday we return to two services offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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Poems of the Heart

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Based on the spiritual practice taught in “Living by Heart,” a course that I will offer this church year, this service explores how poetry can be a doorway into prayer.  Unitarian Universalists don’t typically have memorized prayers as many other religions do.  When I came to UUism, I missed this practice.  “Living by Heart” offers a way to use memorized poems as a meditative and soulful substitute for traditional prayers.  

This Sunday, one service at 10 AM will be offered with nursery care available during the service. On September 8 we return to two Sunday services at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

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Let America Be America Again

Image by Adam Clay from Pixabay

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

Four hundred years after the first ships carrying slaves arrived in the American colonies, we will reflect on America’s long history of white supremacy culture, honor the contributions of African-Americans to our culture, and seek to find inspiration for our continued work of racial justice.

During this service we will also bless backpacks and other bags to affirm that we are with you in the spirit of love and care as a new school year begins.

Summer services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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The Road Trip as Spiritual Practice: A Choose Your Own Adventure

Sunday, August 18, 2019 — one service at 10 AM

Led by Kathy Walker and Saul Flanner

You have traveled to the UUCK in search of a new adventure. A mysterious invitation to take a road trip awaits you. Will you strike out on your own or bring along your family? How will you prepare for your journey? What will you learn about spiritual practice and family rituals along the way? Could there be other wonders to discover? You decide what happens next in this interactive service.

Summer services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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Turnings and Trim Tabs

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

This year at General Assembly, the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association, held in Spokane, Washington, attendees were invited to participate in the work of turning our denomination toward justice and greater inclusion. Rev. Steven will share highlights, experiences and learning from General Assembly, and invite us to lean into the work of helping our faith turn by being trim tabs, the small part of a very large ship that helps it turn.

Summer services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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Baking the Bread of Justice

Sunday, August 4, 2019 one service at 10 AM

Bertolt Brecht wrote that “justice is the bread of the people”. Together we will reflect on our need for bread and justice every day as we celebrate Lammas, a Pagan festival of the first harvest. This service will include Rev. Steven’s secret recipe for the bread of justice, a guided meditation that invites us to do a spiritual harvest, and sharing freshly baked bread (a gluten free option will be available).

Summer services are offer on Sunday mornings at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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