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We have resumed having
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Upcoming Sermons & Services

View the latest "All-UUCR" emails here for ongoing updates re: multi-platform (virtual and in-person) gatherings.

Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom, or register to join us in person. Worship spaces open at 10:15 a.m.

 

"Courage and Beginning Again"

Sunday, October 9 — It has been said that it takes courage to apologize and strength to forgive. The Spirit of Life calls us to the altar of forgiveness—to forgive others, and ourselves. In this annual service, we consider what it means to return to right relationship with humility and grace. What do you need to lay down? Where is there room for forgiveness to breathe Life back into your spirit? Led by Rev. Rebekah A. Savage. The UUCR Community Choir will sing, with guest soprano Mandy Brown; Justin Furnia on piano.

First Fifteen — Three Sundays a month, all ages* attend worship in the Sanctuary for the “First Fifteen” minutes, after which Children’s and Middle School Youth Religious Education Classes will be excused to their classrooms. Parents of children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade are asked to sign their children out from classes ten minutes after the end of worship service. Children in 4th Grade and up will be dismissed to find their parents at the end of class. *Nursery care for infants through 4-year-olds is available during the entire service in Room 33.


"The Heart of It All: Courage and Authenticity"
RYA Sunday

Sunday, October 16 — There endure through time stories of heroic deeds by religious leaders, public figures and world leaders that inspire us to be brave. And then there is the courage of everyday people, youth, and children who are simply living their lives with authenticity that open our hearts. There is comfort and challenge in knowing our insides match our outsides. In this exploration of courage and authenticity, we will also bless the advisors and leaders of one of UUCR's most impactful ministries, the Rainbow Youth Alliance. Led by Rev. Rebekah A. Savage. Special music by guest baritone Michael ManganielloJustin Furnia on piano.

First Fifteen — Three Sundays a month, all ages* attend worship in the Sanctuary for the “First Fifteen” minutes, after which Children’s and Middle School Youth Religious Education Classes will be excused to their classrooms. Parents of children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade are asked to sign their children out from classes ten minutes after the end of worship service. Children in 4th Grade and up will be dismissed to find their parents at the end of class. *Nursery care for infants through 4-year-olds is available during the entire service in Room 33.


"No Regrets"

Sunday, October 23 — In this special worship, we features stories of no regrets from UUCR members. Come and hear their powerful stories of courage and resilience. Led by Rev. Rebekah A. Savage. The UUCR Community Choir will sing; Justin Furnia on piano.
 
Join us following the service for our Fall Town Hall meeting.

First Fifteen — Three Sundays a month, all ages* attend worship in the Sanctuary for the “First Fifteen” minutes, after which Children’s and Middle School Youth Religious Education Classes will be excused to their classrooms. Parents of children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade are asked to sign their children out from classes ten minutes after the end of worship service. Children in 4th Grade and up will be dismissed to find their parents at the end of class. *Nursery care for infants through 4-year-olds is available during the entire service in Room 33.


All Souls Service

Sunday, October 30 — "For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted." (Ecclesiastes 3:1-3) Each year, we remember our beloveds who have crossed over to the other side of life and reflect on their legacy and the ways in which we continue to honor them. As we mourn, we remember and are held by the Spirit of Life. Come with pictures and mementos of your loved ones to build our Altar of Remembrance. Led by Rev. Rebekah A. Savage. Special music by the UUCR Chamber EnsembleJustin Furnia on piano.
 
Chalice Chapel — Children in K through 5th grade gather in Founders Hall for worship where they will sing, share, and create together. Nursery care for infants through 4-year-olds is available during the entire service in 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.

10/02/2022

A Multiracial Tapestry of Accountability

roddy bell-shelton biggs, Guest Preacher
Reading(s):

09/25/2022

Belonging or Be-Longing

Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage
Reading(s):

09/18/2022

Belonging Within

Rev. Dr. Rebekah A. Savage
Reading(s):
  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world
freedom