This Sunday Aug. 12, 2018 - "You Can't Have Light Without A Dark to Stick it In - Learning to Love the All-ness of Life"; Cindy Terlazzo
How often do we go through life wishing to cherry pick our experiences in an effort to create the perfect life? Yet life happens, filled with joys and delights but also struggle, pain and heartbreak. Today we will explore what it means to embrace the All-ness of life and consider what the true essence of our situation may really be.
Cindy Terlazzo is a seminarian at the Lancaster Theological Seminary on a path toward ordination as a Unitarian Universalist minister. In addition to life as a seminarian, Cindy works full time as a social worker. She loves spending time in nature, reading, watching movies, being with family and looking for the sacred in every day.
Note: Due to a document error, this sermon was listed for the Aug. 5 service.
Thresholds is looking for volunteers!
Thresholds is a non-profit organization that teaches decision making skills to prisoners. It
was founded by UUCDC in the early 70s and ever since, UUCDC has been an
strong supporter of our program. If you're looking to make a real difference in someone's life,
volunteer with Thresholds. For more information, contact Elek A. Fenyes (email@example.com).
You can also check out our website at http://www.thresholdsdelco.org/.
"Save the Date" for the Chester City NAACP Scholarship Fundraiser Concert on September 29, 2018!
Our church sponsors the NAACP Scholarship Fund from the proceeds of various events, projects and contributions by regular donors. We are hoping to increase the College scholarships of $1,000 per year that are offer for up to four years to each of four Chester students selected by the NAACP Chester chapter. A full house at this concert will help these students and their families! More to come.
The spiritual theme for June is "Blessing"
This Sunday July 1, 2018 - "Border Issues with Mexico", Megan Mathieson
Megan spent two weeks recently in Mexico learning about border issues and is excited to share her experiences with us. A sermon on immigration issues will accompany a Mexican-themed service.
Megan is a third-year seminarian at Lancaster Theological Seminary and member of UU Gettysburg. Megan, her wife, and their family currently live in East Berlin PA. She is currently serving as summer minister at UU Sterling VA and will complete a full-time ministerial internship at UU Frederick MD during the 2018-2019 school year.
"Sense of Blessing" by Peter A. Friedrichs
The spiritual theme for May is "Creativity"
This Sunday May 27, 2018 at 10:00 only - "The Power of Creative Tension"
This Sunday, Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Kathy Alston will explore an unlikely source of creativity: tension and anxiety. How can we harness these emotions, which have the power to paralyze us, to our advantage? The UUCDC Choir will provide our music.
"From Hope" by Peter A. Friedrichs
This Sunday April 22, 2018 - "Dear Earth"
The spiritual practice of gardening helps us cultivate a sense of reverence for the earth and our deep relationship to it. On this Earth Day we celebrate the ways we can deepen that connection and care for this home we share.
This Sunday April 1, 2018 - "Resurrecting Hope"
Join us as we celebrate Easter Sunday at UUCDC! Rev. Peter, Director of Religious Education Chrissy Bushyager, and Worship Associate Kathy Alston will help us Unitarian Universalists make meaning out of this age-old story that is foundational to the Christian faith.
Rev. Peter's Poem for March: Equipoise
February 3 from 3:30 to 6:15 - Media Food Bank Benefit Concert - A fun afternoon family friendly event for a great cause! See the concert poster here and feel free to send it to friends and family.
This Sunday Feb. 4 - The Dreams They Dreamed - Stewardship Sunday
This Sunday marks the kick-off of our annual Fund Drive and the launch of our new monthly theme of "Persistence." Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Nathan Rivera will reflect on the idea of "Legacy." What does it mean to stand on the shoulders of those who came before us, and what responsibilities do we have to both those who came before us and those who will come after us? Music at both services will be provided by Dr. Richard Veleta.
Rev. Peter's Poem for January's theme, "Intention"
One Service on Dec. 31 at 10:00 am.
Rev. Peter's Poem for December's Theme, "Hope"
Sunday Nov. 26 at UUCDC: "Service is Our Prayer"
One Service only at 10 am.
The call to serve others is at the heart of our faith. And when we have more than we need, it's easy to answer that call to serve. But when our own lives don't feel so abundant, it may be harder to remember that serving others also helps ourselves. Kathy Alston will serve as worship associate and music will be provided by Dick Veleta.
Rev. Peter's Poem for November's Theme, "Abundance"
The River (October's theme is "Courage")
Rev. Peter's Reflection on Las Vegas Shootings
And, so, we find ourselves reeling from yet another horrific mass shooting, this one of unbelievable proportion. The latest body count is 59 dead and more than 500 injured. Within a matter of minutes, an outdoor concert venue filled with revelers became a killing field. As one commentator put it last night, “This is the largest mass shooting in American history. Until the next one.” Words cannot describe the depth of my sadness for the families who lost their children, parents, friends in Las Vegas yesterday, and for those injured who will live with the trauma for the rest of their lives.