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Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate John Marfy - We often say that families come in all shapes and sizes and that love is what makes a family. This morning we will again affirm the many ways in which families are formed and nurtured as we reflect upon why it is that families still matter.
The poet Wendell Berry writes, “No, no, there is no going back. / Less and less you are / that possibility you were. / More and more you have become / those lives and deaths / that have belonged to you.” This morning we will explore what it means to become the lives and death that have belonged to us through three particular mortalities selected by last fall’s service auction sermon winner, Gene Wenninger.
Led by the Rev. Elaine Strawn and Worship Associate Bonnie Harper - Continuing Education requirements never end…neither does spiritual development. We will try to integrate psychological and spiritual ideas to understand where we are in the scope of things. Rev. Elaine Strawn is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County. Along with Melissa, she is participating in a three congregation pulpit swap this morning. Melissa will be leading services at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville, PA.
Join us for our annual celebration of Earth Day! This year we will lift up a few of the many ways individuals and communities are exploring to grow greener lives and a greener planet.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Max Grubb - A colleague recently asked me whether I have ever used the teleprompter app on an iPad when preaching my sermons. I didn’t even know a teleprompter app existed! There are so many technologies being devised to help us work, learn, connect and play better and more efficiently. How do we decide when technological developments can help and when they might actually hinder our growth?
Led by the Youth – Through music, readings, ritual and individual reflection, our high school youth will offer the congregation a window into what it means to grow up UU. Join us for this beloved annual worship experience. See p. 4 for comments about Youth Sunday from Karen Lapidus.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Bonnie Harper - Our celebration of Easter will be infused with song and stories, marked by beauty and centered in a broad, poetic frame. The first service will be created with people of all ages in mind, the second service will be created for older youth and adults. In between we will have our annual egg hunt. Come join us for a wonderful morning.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Joel Slater – One of the most innovative developments in recent theology has been the development of a field called Process Theology. According to this view, everything is interconnected and God is always in relation, always becoming in relationship with all. This morning we’ll unpack this view of God and consider its implications.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj - In the 20th century, the meeting of God and science helped fuel the rise of humanism. Since then, the ongoing relationship between the two has led down many paths. We’ll explore some of them this morning.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate John Marfy – Join us for a whirlwind tour of some major moments in the history of God. Who has God been in the past and how does all that history inform our understanding of God today?
Led by Music Director Hal Walker - Every year around this time, musicians come out of our church’s woodwork for our annual Music Sunday. With this year’s theme of “The Music Within You,” Music Sunday promises to be a morning full of pulsing rhythm, soaring melody and satisfying harmony.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Max Grubb – Connect. Collaborate. Create. New technologies are making this possible in ways not even imaginable not so long ago. This morning we will reflect together on both new and old ways of creating in community.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Trish McLoughlin – The last few years we have invited people who regularly practice some sort of art to share with us on our annual Art Sunday. This year we want to invite everyone, whether you practice art or not, to reflect together on the creative impulse in your own lives. Come be lifted up and celebrate together.
Art by Olivia King – http://www.behance.net/gallery/Something-From-Nothing/6638209
Led by Seth Carrier and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen - When we have too little control, life can feel overwhelming. When someone in our lives is trying to exert too much control, we can feel trapped. Claiming an appropriate amount of control in our lives is thus very important to our emotional health and well-being. One way we can seek to find that balance is by shifting our perception of the amount of control we have. Part of that perceptual shift is letting go of the things we think we control, but actually don’t. By doing so, we can help ourselves lead a healthier, more balanced life.
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