This is the annual youth service organized by the YUUCKIs (or Young Unitarian Universalists Combined for Knowledge and Interest). It is a chance to celebrate the year with the youth who have participated in the program. We hear the reflections from a sample of the fantastic group of young people that are part of our congregation and see their skills and talents in action as they run our regular service. We also celebrate our high school seniors who have graduated from the youth program and bridge to young adults, a traditionally moving ceremony with input from all components of our beloved community.
As we embark on the exploration of May's spiritual theme of "Embodiment," and freshly back from his sabbatical, Rev. Peter shares some of his experiences over the past three months and reflects on the importance of "presence" (physical, mental and spiritual) in our daily lives.
The brain processes millions of pieces of information daily and does this largely without us even realizing it. If we better recognize the unconscious biases that we all have because they are an inherent part of our brain’s work to protect us, we have the opportunity to make the unconscious, conscious. In doing so, it allows us to take action to manage bias and transform our thinking and our ability to create a truly inclusive community.
"Where there is great love, there are always miracles," said Willa Cather in one of her novels. This sermon celebrates the miracle of new life, in the world around us and in our own hearts and spirits.
Larry Schwab, a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist for more than 30 years and a member of our congregation, presents a sermon titled “Pondering Partnerships”, where personal growth, relationships and faith are discussed.
These times, more than any in recent memory, call us to testify to our values daily, build partnerships and communities to channel our collective outrage, and resist injustice. But do these times also call on us to revisit our spiritual practice?
This all ages service that explores what truly integrated multi-generational worship can look like! This service, on the theme of "Risk," will feature inclusive worship arts that congregations are using around the country.
Sunday March 5th, we continue with discussing the monthly theme: Risk. Rev. Libby Smith, guest minister, explores the concept and the UUDCD Choir offers relevant music; "Ain't gonna let nobody..." the traditional civil rights era protest song will be sung first. Before the sermon we will offer a setting of "Lonesome Valley" arranged by our own Dean Rishel.