Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Joel Slater - Every now and again someone asks me whether Unitarian Universalist ministers take confession. This morning we’ll consider the question as well as the experience behind the question. This morning we look at the personal dimensions of sin.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate John Marfy - This morning we begin our exploration of sin and evil with a reflection on the social dimensions of sin as articulated by Mahatma Gandhi. Come join us as we reflect on the ways in which we are complicit as well as on the ways in which we can participate in our collective liberation.
Come celebrate through music and words the power of being “Together”. The service will feature personal reflections, singing, instrumental performance and a surprise to highlight ways in which our talents are enhanced by working together.
This multigenerational service will be led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj - I don’t think I’ve ever taken a Disney movie as a text for a worship service, so this will be a first. What can The Lion King teach us about mature courage? Not just for kids, everyone is invited to join us for this lively, multigenerational celebration of life.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Ted Voneida – This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend we will honor his legacy by reflecting on the courage it takes to resist oppression. Drawing on our recent tradition of Art Sunday, we will explore the courage of resistance through the arts. Is there a photograph or a painting, a song or a play or some other work of art from the civil rights movement that speaks to you of courage? If so, send me a note with the name of the artist and the piece. I’d like to include some of the art that has spoken to you in this service.
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen - Just be yourself. That advice is often given when we are worried about performing well or making a good impression. It sounds so easy. Just be yourself. This morning we look beneath the easy advice for the courage it takes to be authentically ourselves.
Led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen - Celebrate festive Christmas fellowship at the adult- oriented service at 8:30 PM. Join in singing traditional Christmas carols, be moved by musical pieces by the talented UUCK choir, contemplate a message on the inspirational power of Christmas, and share a communal candle lighting.
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Lori McGee – A brand new year lies stretched out before us. With its opening our thoughts may be drawn to the possibilities of beginning anew. But to truly do or become something new requires more than just a turning of a page. We look this morning at the courage it takes to make a new start.
Led by Lois Weir and Andrew Rome – Unitarian Universalists approach prayer in diverse and nontraditional ways. Many of us have adopted prayer and/or spiritual practices from other faith traditions or have developed unique practices that we have incorporated into our daily family life or holiday traditions. Some have learned to use spiritual practice to help navigate through the challenging times in their lives. Members and friends of our congregation will share some of the ways they engage in prayer and/or other spiritual practices with their families in this intergenerational service.
Led by Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus and Sandra Eaglen – Music, pageantry, poetry, costumes and drama! Join us for our annual multigenerational winter holiday worship service featuring the Golden Tones choir and many other talented thespians. We look at the nativity story through the eyes of the animals and consider what they can teach us about hospitality. The service will include elements of a traditional Christmas Pageant and will be fun and meaningful for all. Both the 9:45 and 11:30 services will be identical, so families may opt to attend either one.
Led by Rev. Evin Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate John Marfy – These are the days of Advent, the days of waiting before the coming of Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Advent is a contemplative, quiet liturgical season. This third Sunday of Advent, we will consider what this season can teach us about waiting with trust, trusting through the dark times of our lives and this dark season of the year.