This Sunday, Oct. 21: "Sustaining Action, Sustaining Hope"
Continuing with our theme of "Sanctuary," this Sunday we'll consider how we care for our ultimate "sanctuary." How can we sustain ourselves and one another in responding to the call to care for our common home, Earth? Rev. Alison Cornish, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light and a Unitarian Universalist minister, will offer some pragmatic ways we can "keep on keeping on."
Join Rev. Cornish for a discussion on Climate Change, Climate Justice following the second service in the Sanctuary. Light refreshments to be served. Please RSVP here!
"When Worry Knocks"; by Rev. Peter Friedrichs for the September theme of "Sanctuary"
This Sunday Sept. 30, 2018 - "An Earth Made Fair"; Rev. Peter Friedrichs
You may have heard the expression "An Earth made fair and all her people one." It comes from a mid-20th Century Christian hymn titled "Turn Back, O Man, Forswear Thy Foolish Ways" and is often used as a shorthand to describe our vision of a utopian future. As we wrap up our month-long theme of "Vision," Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Josie Cressler will consider these questions: What is our vision of and for the world? What is our responsibility to help bring that vision to reality? Dick Veleta will provide our music at both the 9:30 and 11:15 services and we will be holding a Service of Naming and Dedication during the 9:30 service.
"The Invitation"; by Rev. Peter Friedrichs for the September theme of "Vision"
This Sunday Aug. 26, 2018 - "Al Capone and the $45"; Chrissy Bushyager
A sermon that has almost nothing to do with Al Capone, but a lot to do with ethics, privilege, and what happens when we don’t agree.
Chrissy Bushyager is currently serving as UUCDC’s Director of Religious Education. She loves to preach summer sermons. She and her wife and two children live in Havertown.
Religious Education Registration for the new church year is open!
We're just about a month from our first Sunday of RE classes! This is going to be a great year with some changes that continue to build community, integrate service, and enrich lives. Registration is open and we are looking forward to seeing you soon. Click here to access registration forms.
Tickets are now available 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 the church provides 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! Click here to download the poster for the concert and learn all about it!
To buy a ticket on line, click here! Tickets will also be available each Sunday and at the door.
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.