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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Unitarian Universalism is one of America’s best kept secrets.  Even those who have heard of us don’t know much about our religion.  After a light hearted look at some of the common images and stereotypes people have of UUism, we’ll explore the “elevator speech” to discover ways we can tell people about our faith and invite them to join us.

Sunda…

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Wake Now, Our Vision

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman
and Worship Associate Eric van Baars

Humankind once believed that the equator defined the end of
the world.  Once this myth was proven
untrue as navigators sailed beyond the equator, human progress occurred at an
astonishing rate.  What is possible when
we challenge our myths as human beings and a congregation and invite our vision
to awaken and guide toward who we can be? 
As part…

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Many Streams Make One River

Ingathering Sunday, September 9, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Colleen Thoele with Worship
Associate Elaine Bowen 

As many
streams come together to make a river, we come together to make a
community.  As we return from our summer adventures bringing water and
stories to share, this festive multi-generational service of water communion
and ingathering invites us to once again blend our lives together and renew our
connections wi…

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An Injury to One is an Injury to All

Sunday, September 2, 2018 

Led by Cal Frye and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Step by step, the longest march can be won, and by union what we will can be accomplished still. Beyond the workplace, the message of collective labor calls us to join together, all of us, to accomplish what we will. From the Wobblies to the Welcoming Congregation, we are called to come together, for we are stronger, better together.

Sunday s…

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A House of Memory and Hope

Sunday, August 26, 2018           

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

On August 23, 1868, our church building was dedicated in the spirit of the Universalist message of love and to unite the community in justice, peace and compassion.  As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the building, tell stories from our history, and look to the promise of the future we begin together, we will reflect on what it means to be as, Rev. Kathleen McTigue s…

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Thus Do We Covenant -- Sunday, August 19, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

In the absence of a creed, dogma or doctrine, we bind ourselves to this community and to one another in service to our shared life and work through covenant, a promise to walk together towards the life we seek to lead.  This service will explore the history of covenant in Unitarian Universalism, look at covenant as the heart of our UU theology, and invite us to reflect t…

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Blessings for the Journey -- Sunday, August 12, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

As our adventure together begins, a new chapter in the long history of this congregation, who are we as kindred souls traveling together?  As we prepare for the journey ahead of us, what will we put in our spiritual backpacks?  What can we leave behind? 

During this service we will also bless backpacks and other bags for students of all ages to affirm that we are with you in…

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The Space Between -- Sunday, August 5, 2018

Led by Rev. Kristina Spaude

We live in a highly divided world, one where we are separated by politics, fear, the news media, and many other ways. It’s hard to remember to look for points of connection and common experience sometimes. What if, in our interactions with others and ourselves, we focused on the relationship, thinking that it is in the relationship that the holy lives?

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery ca…

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Saved by Unitarian Universalism -- Sunday, July 29, 2018

Led by Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Eric van Baars

Salvation is an old and important idea in Universalism, but does it have relevance today for our faith?  This service is an opportunity to explore the meaning of salvation and to hear stories from people who were saved by Unitarian Universalism.

Sunday service is offered 10 AM with nursery care available for children Pre-school age and younger.

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Patching Chindis: On Brokenness -- Sunday, July 22, 2018

Led by Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, Interim Minister, UU Church of Meadville (PA)  with Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

Among the multitude of Hindu deities, there is a goddess named “Akhilandeshvari” – the “Never Not Broken Goddess.”  She is anything but frail, though – she carries a trident and rides in on a crocodile!  As humans, we are also “never-not-broken,” yet how do you relate to our brokenness? Do we despise it? Embrace it? Feel empathy…

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Worship Services

Join us, Sunday mornings for service at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children are invited into the Sanctuary for an intergenerational service.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Service topics for the upcoming Sunday and can be found by visiting the Upcoming Services page. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes. Please see our Children’s Religious Education page regarding how our children participate in services.

Upcoming Services

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Social Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services. We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In July the coffee hour will follow our one service.  In August the coffee hour will begin around 10:30 and in September the coffee hour will begin at about 11:00.

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