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Upcoming Sermons & Services

February Worship Theme - Heart & Home

"Wade in the Water"

Rev. Rebekah Montgomery
February 26

Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, humanitarian and scout, used the spiritual Wade in the Water to help guide enslaved peoples to freedom. "God's going to trouble the waters," the spiritual sings. In times of trouble in heart and home, where do we seek freedom and ultimately peace? 
 
WildBerry Jam will sing, accompanied by Dick Gilbert on piano; Justin Furnia on piano.
 
Children's Worship & Youth Worship – Preschool through fifth grade will gather in Founders Hall for Children's Worship. Sixth grade through Senior High will go directly to classrooms in the lower level of Building 5. Nursery in Building 3, Room 33.
 

March Worship Theme - Vocation

"What Matters Now"

Rev. Lynn Strauss
March 5

Rev. Strauss will consider our Canvass theme in the context of our congregational Mission and Vision Statements, and our Unitarian Universalist Principles. She will speak of her call to ministry as both a pastoral and prophetic challenge to continual discernment of "What Matters Now" in our liberal ministry in a hurting world This is the day to make a generous pledge to sustain and expand our voice, our presence, our vision as a congregation...but wait until after the sermon to decide the amount!
 
The Adult Choir will sing; Justin Furnia on piano.
 
First Fifteen – All ages will gather in the Sanctuary for the beginning of the service before going to classes. Nursery in Building 3, Room 33.
 

"The Work of Being the Light"

Rev. Rebekah Montgomery
March 12

Rev. Olympia Brown, the first woman to be ordained a Unitarian minister, reminds us "to stand by this faith. Work for it and sacrifice for it." We sit with wonder at how hope and love persist and thrive in the midst of seeming chaos. On this day, we reflect on the ways in which we are called into the world and what is asked of us in terms of real work, sacrifice, and faith.
 
The Adult Choir will sing; Justin Furnia on piano.
 
Children's Worship & Youth Worship – Preschool through fifth grade will gather in Founders Hall for Children's Worship. Sixth grade through Senior High will go directly to classrooms in the lower level of Building 5. Nursery in Building 3, Room 33.

 

Past Sermons

Read or listen to a recent Sunday sermon below, or visit our archived sermons for more. Transcripts are saved as PDFs, and mp3 audio can be played online.

02/19/2017

Home is a Practice, Not a Place

Rev. Annie Gonzalez Milliken, Guest Minister
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02/12/2017

Authentic Relationships

UUCR Senior Youth Group
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02/05/2017

Are We There Yet?

Rev. Lynn Strauss
Reading(s):
  • spiritual freedom
  • beloved community
  • social responsibility
freedom