Sunday, February 25, 2024

Justice Unfinished / Stories from the Shadows

9:15 AM: Justice Unfinished

An in-person all-ages service led by Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele, Affiliated Community Minister Rev. Renée Ruchotzke. Reflection by Ellen

The work of dismantling racism and oppression is everyone’s to do. How can we work together for a better world when the systems in place are broken? How do we build a better way?

10:00 AM L…

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Seeds of Justice / The Legacy of Howard Thurman

9:15 AM: Seeds of Justice

An in-person all-ages service led by Director of Religious Exploration Colleen Thoele and Affiliated Community Minister Renée Ruchotzke with a reflection by Benny Hovancsek.

Chief Seattle of the Duwamish tribe said, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”. This morning we will center justice for our beloved Earth …

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Learn more about our “new” Sunday morning format.

9:15 AM: Be Kind To Yourself

An in-person all-ages service led by Director of Religious Exploration Colleen Thoele, Affiliated Community Minister Rev. Renée Ruchotzke, and Transitional Music Director Emily Hall.

Before we can have Peace in the world, we must have Peace in our hearts. How might our kindness start with ourselves? Reflection by Kyotē Youst.

10:00 AM Lifespan Religiou…

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Drawing of a woman hugging herself surrounded by heart-shaped flowers

Sunday, February 4, 2023

On February 4, we return to two services offered at 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary. Additionally, all-ages religious exploration opportunities will be offered at 10:00 AM. Our Children and Youth will participate in their RE classes while facilitated discussions in small groups will be offered for adults in Hobbs Hall. Social hour will also be available from 10:00 -11:15 AM in Hobbs Hll. Click here to learn more about our “new” Sunday…

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Seeds for the New Year

Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 10 AM.

Led by CLM Kathy Kerns.

“This special service brings a sermon and other worship elements from our Unitarian Universalist Association staff. It asks the question, what seeds are you planting for the new year?  How are you weaving your magic into your relationships with others? How can we center beauty and goodness and love in all that’s ahead?” ~Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt ,Preside…

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Held by Love

January 21, 2023 at 10 AM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman.

As Rev. Steven prepares to be away for sick leave, we will have a conversation about continuing to be the community we are- a people of care, support, kindness, and inclusiveness- and we will reflect on this mystery that is life, the unexpected things that can happen, and the importance of a spiritual life that invites us to lean into the Love that holds u…

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New Sunday Morning Schedule Offers Something for Everyone!

Starting on February 4, 2024 we will be piloting a new Sunday morning schedule and format that includes a return to two services, but with different formats meeting different needs.

Our “traditional” hour-long worship service format, with readings, hymns, special music, and a sermon/homily will be offered at 11:00am (late sleepers, rejoice!).

We are adding an “all ages” 45-minute service starting at 9:15am, followed at 10:00 am by a 45-minu…

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A Legacy of Love

Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 10 AM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Theole.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that “Love is the greatest force in the Universe”. As we honor the life of the Rev. Dr. King, we will reflect on his legacy of love, a love that called him to reject violence as a solution to conflict and to devote his life to justice, peace, and equality, a…

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A Liberating Love

Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 10 AM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate CLM Kathy Kerns.

Hymn #323 “Break Not the Circle” speaks of a love that frees, a love that invites people “grow, to be themselves, where human bonds remain unbroken”. As we explore January’s Soul Matters theme, “The Gift of Liberating Love”, let us ask together: What does a truly liberating love look like? How does Unitarian Uni…

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New Year, New Intention

Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 10 AM.

A multi-platform service led by Ginny Horvath and Worship Associate Lori Mirkin-McGee.

Although people often think of the New Year as a chance to make resolutions, most of those are abandoned within a few weeks. Instead, this intergenerational service will look briefly at global New Year’s traditions and then focus on our own intention. Using wisdom from reflective spiritual practices and social scie…

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Sunday Mornings

From September through May, we offer two services and religious exploration for all ages on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary of our historic church building:

  • 9:15 AM — All ages service in person only. (Sanctuary – wiggly babies and toddlers welcome)
  • 10:00 AM – All ages religious exploration (Adults and nursery in Hobbs Hall, children & youth in classrooms)
    Or join us in Hobbs Hall for our Community Café social hour!
  • 11:00 AM — Traditional service in person (sanctuary) and streaming online via Zoom! (Nursery available for babies and toddlers on the same floor as the sanctuary.)

Click here for service descriptions and the Zoom link.

During the summer months we offer one service (with a Zoom option) at 10:00am in the air-conditioned comfort of Hobbs Hall, followed by our Community Café social hour.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes.

Upcoming Services

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